The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to  702 131 with 1 928 new cases identified since the last report.

Thirty-eight more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported.  “Ten from Eastern Cape, 10 from the Free State, 17 from Gauteng and one from Mpumalanga.”

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 18 408.

“Of the 38 deaths reported today, five were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours, one in Eastern Cape, one in the Free State, and three in Gauteng,” according to the Health Department.

The number of recoveries now stands at 630 436,  which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.

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