South Africa has recorded 8 166 new coronavirus cases bringing the total to 836 764.

In a statement, the Department of Health has also announced 173 more related deaths. “Eastern Cape 90, Free State 13, Gauteng 8, KwaZulu-Natal 10 and Western Cape 52, which brings the total to 22 747 deaths.

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The department has reiterated the plea to South Africans to heed the threat of the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases identified. “There is clear evidence of an exponential rise in transmission and this is cause for serious concern.”

A total of 5 735 470 tests have been conducted and the country has 756 671 recoveries.

Minister Zweli Mkhize announced yesterday that South Africa is in the second wave of coronavirus pandemic: