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888 New Infections But Recovery Rate Holding Steady

The Department of Health has confirmed that the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 693 359 with 888 new cases identified since the last report.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 418 418 with 10 977 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Department reported 83 more COVID-19 related deaths: 17 from Eastern Cape, 43 from the Free State, 2 from KwaZulu Natal, 11 from Gauteng, 3 in North West and 7 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 17 863.

Of the 83 deaths reported today, 8 occurred in the past 24-48 hours: 1 in the Free State, 2 in Gauteng and 5 in the Western Cape.

South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 624 659 which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.