The Department of Health has announced 153 new COVID-19 related deaths.
“Forty-eight from Eastern Cape, 31 from Gauteng, 38 from KwaZulu Natal, 8 from Northern Cape, 28 from Western Cape. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 6 093,” says the Department in a statement.
President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier announced that the total number of coronavirus cases now stands at 408 052 with a record of 13 104 new cases. He also announced a four weeks break for public schools.
The number of recoveries currently stands at 236 260, which translates to a recovery rate of 58%. More than 2.6 million tests have been conducted with 46 632 new tests conducted since the last report.
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