As of Monday, South Africa has recorded a total of 2.540,222 positive cases of Covid-19, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, has announced.
6,787 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, an increase that represents a 21.7% positivity rate.
The country has also recorded 199 Covid-19 related deaths, bringing total fatalities to 75,012 to date.
15,288,559 tests have been conducted in both the public and private sectors.
According to the NICD, the majority of new cases today are from the Western Cape (29%), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (21%).
Gauteng accounted for 15%; Eastern Cape accounted for 10%; Mpumalanga, Free State, and Northern Cape each accounted for 6% respectively; North West accounted for 5% and Limpopo province accounted for 2% of today’s new cases.
There has been an increase of 241 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours.
The coronavirus pandemic has killed at least 4,294,735 people worldwide since the virus first emerged in late 2019, according to an AFP compilation of official data.
The US is the worst-affected country with 616,829 deaths, followed by Brazil with 563,151, India with 428,309, Mexico with 244,420, and Peru with 196,950.