South Africa has recorded 8 124 new coronavirus cases. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 159 333. In a statement, the Department of Health has also reported a further 92 COVID-19 related deaths.

“Seventeen cases from Eastern Cape, 28 from Gauteng, 10 from KwaZulu- Natal and 37 from Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 2749. We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased,” the Department’s statement read.

Currently, the mortality rate is at 1, 7%. The number of recoveries is 76 025, which translates to a recovery rate of 47, 7%.

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