The Health Department has recorded 2 488 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the number of total infections to 1 484 900.

There have been a further 237 COVID-19 related deaths in the country, bringing the national death toll to 47 382.

In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of the new deaths were recorded in Gauteng.

“Regrettably, we report 237 more COVID-19 related deaths: 46 from Eastern Cape, 25 from the Free State, 82 from Gauteng, 36 from KwaZulu-Natal, 12 from Limpopo, 19 from Mpumalanga and 17 from the Western Cape,” says Dr Mkhize.

The total number of recoveries stands at 1 377 980.

The cumulative total number of tests conducted to date is 8 605 729.

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