In accordance with the information that was released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases , South Africa recorded a total of 16 366 new Covid-19 cases .This represented a positivity rate of 23.8 percent .There were 68 703 tests that were conducted in South Africa in the previous 24 hours .
As for the fatalities , South Africa recorded 21 deaths, taking the total number of people who have lost their lives to Covid-19 to 89 965 .As the infections keep rising calls have been made by health experts for the community members to continue wearing masks , social distancing as well as getting vaccinated . There is a need for community members to guard against complacency , especially on the wearing of masks .
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