Covid-19: Another 213 deaths, as positive cases jump to 511 485

A health worker sanitises his hands between taking swab samples at a collection booth at a hospital.


A health worker sanitises his hands between taking swab samples at a collection booth at a hospital.

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  • South Africa has recorded 213 new deaths, bringing the total to 8 366.
  • Gauteng leads with 180 532 positive cases.
  • The country’s recovery rate now sits at 68%.

As of Sunday, the country has recorded another 213 Covid-19 deaths, taking the total to 8 366, the Department of Health says.

Of the new fatalities, 25 are from the Eastern Cape, 40 from Gauteng, 31 from KwaZulu-Natal, 43 from the Western Cape, 51 from the Free State, and 23 from Limpopo.

South Africa has now recorded 511 485 cases – Gauteng leading with 180 532 cases, followed by the Western Cape with 96 838, and the Eastern Cape 79 410.

Remaining breakdown per province –

Free State: 23 099

KwaZulu-Natal: 82 300

Limpopo: 9 044

Mpumalanga: 15 120

North West: 19 961

Northern Cape: 5 131

Unknown: 50

Total: 511 485

The country has recorded  347 227 recoveries which translates to a recovery rate of 68%.

To date, 3 036 779 tests have been conducted, with 57% in the private sector and 43% in the public sector.

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