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Sharp Rise In New COVID-19 Cases

Deputy Minister Thembi Siweya visits Transnet School of Rail Esselen Park, Quarantine site for Covid 19. Photo GCIS

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.

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