UPDATE: A total of 403 018 COVID-19 tests have been conducted, of which 16 666 were conducted in the last 24 hours. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 12 739. There are 665 new cases of COVID-19 in South Africa. Regrettably, we report 19 new COVID-19 related deaths and express our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased. COVID-19 is transmitted by coming into contact with contaminated surfaces, remember to disinfect surfaces and wash your hands meticulously.