Over 3 million COVID-19 cases in SA since start of pandemic

There are more than three million cases that have been reported in the country since the start of the pandemic in South Africa last year.

FILE: A Dis-Chem Pharmacy health professional collects a nasal swab for a COVID-19 coronavirus test at a drive-through testing site at a mall in Centurion on 9 April 2020. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - There have been 6,381 new COVID-19 cases recorded in South Africa under the latest review cycle.

There are more than three million cases that have been reported in the country since the start of the pandemic in South Africa last year.

The positivity rate is at 26.4% with the number of active cases currently sitting at 86,728.

Nine COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,975 to date.

Meanwhile, Scientists said on Monday that the characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic's fourth wave are vastly different from what was experienced with previous surges.

They said there was now a far more rapid uptick in the number of new coronavirus cases being recorded daily when compared to the pandemic's third wave.