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Sharp Rise In New COVID-19 Cases

The Department of Health has confirmed that the total new cases identified since the last report is 6 709 thus giving South Africa a total of 828 598 cumulative cases.

A cumulative 5 690 263 tests have been completed, of which 38 200 have been conducted since the last report.

135 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 56, Free State 15, Gauteng 16, Kwa-Zulu Natal 7 and Western Cape 48.

This brings the total to 22 574 deaths.