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The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) has released the latest coronavirus statistics that show close to 9000 new cases in the latest reporting period and 127 COVID-19 deaths.
The latest high numbers seem to confirm that South Africa is entering the third wave of the pandemic.
The NICD says 8 881 new cases were reported in the latest period taking the overall number of cases to more than 1 712 000.
The total number of deaths stands at 57 310.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 53 732 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 8 881 new cases, which represents a 16.5% positivity rate. A further 129 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing fatalities to 57 310 to date. Read more: https://t.co/D150Tq0Nl7 pic.twitter.com/a2b4IrktD7
— NICD (@nicd_sa) June 9, 2021