South Africa has recorded the highest number daily number of new Covid-19 infections, with 17 710 new cases reported on Wednesday.
In his daily report, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said that the positivity rate was 33%.
"The positivity rate, being an indicator of the rapidity of spread, remains of major concern," he said.
This has brought the cumulative number of cases to 1 039 161, with recoveries at 83%.
The death toll has now surpassed 28 000 and 465 deaths have been recorded, with KwaZulu-Natal recording 144 deaths since the last report.
A total of 53 279 new tests have been conducted since the last report.
#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 30 December.— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) December 30, 2020
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