Despite movements throughout the country during the political party campaigns for the Local Government Elections, South Africa continues to record low COVID-19 infections.
South Africa has recorded 169 new COVID-19 cases which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 922 391.
The 7-day average is 1.3%. The 7-day moving average daily number of cases has decreased.
The majority of new cases are from Gauteng province (22%) followed by Free State and KwaZulu-Natal at 17% each.
According to the Department of Health, the increase represents a 0.8% positivity rate.
The department said a further 18 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89 197 to date.
Mpumalanga accounted for 12%, Western Cape accounted for 11%, Eastern Cape accounted for 8%, North West accounted for 7%, Northern Cape accounted for 5% and Limpopo accounted for 2% of the new cases.
18 578 882 tests were conducted in both public and private sectors.
People are still advised to follow the COVID-19 preventative measures which include:
- Getting vaccinated for COVID-19;
- Wearing your mask properly to cover your nose;
- Opting to gather in ventilated spaces;
- Avoid unnecessary gatherings;
- Keeping a social distance of one meter or more; and
- Washing your hands regularly in the day with soap and water.