South Africa has recorded 14 880 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total cases to 1 311 686. Gauteng has again reported the highest number of cases provincially, accounting for 27.1% of the country’s total infections.

615 new deaths have also been reported, bringing the COVID-19 death toll to 36 467.

Most of the new fatalities are from the KZN, which has recorded 189 new deaths.

“Regrettably, we report 615 more COVID-19 related deaths: Eastern Cape 100, Free State 41, Gauteng 99, KwaZulu-Natal 189, Mpumalanga 16, Northern Cape nine and Western Cape 161. This brings the total deaths to 36 467. We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated these patients,” says Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

Tests and recoveries

South Africa has conducted 7 498 780 tests so far, with 65 209 conducted in the last 24-hour cycle.

The private sector accounts for 58% (4 335 084) of total tests, while the public sector accounts for 42% (3 163 696).

The country’s recoveries stand at 1 062 690, recoveries with a recovery rate of 80.9%.

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