South Africa recorded 10 139 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has said on Sunday.
This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 605 586. This increase of 10 139 new COVID-19 cases represents a 21 % positivity rate.
A further 272 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 77 141 to date.
“The cumulative number of recoveries is 2 375 633.”
A total of 219 hospital admissions has been reported in the past 24 hours.
KwaZulu-Natal is now in the lead with the majority of new cases: 2 878 (28%), followed by Western Cape with 2 607 new cases (26%), the Eastern Cape with 1 352 (13%) and then Gauteng with 1 241 new cases (12%) provinces.
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15 595 731 tests have been conducted in both public and private sectors.
Applications are now open for the government’s reinstituted R350 social relief of distress grant but do you qualify for the grant?
A Social Relief of Distress Grant of R350 per month as indicated in the Directions is payable for the period indicated therein to a person who is:
Care givers who are not receiving any grant on their own behalf will also have to apply for the special Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant.