South Africa has recorded 2 781 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total cases to 1 487 681.
The death toll has climbed to 47 670 after 288 new deaths were reported.
Most of the new fatalities are from the Gauteng, which has recorded 166 deaths.
“Regrettably, 288 deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 26, Free State 24, Gauteng 166, KwaZulu Natal 23, Limpopo four, Mpumalanga 16, Northern Cape seven and Western Cape 22, which brings the total to 47 670 deaths. We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased patients,” says Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.
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Tests and recoveries
South Africa has conducted 8 641 447 tests so far, with 35 718 conducted in the last 24-hour cycle.
The private sector accounts for 56% (4 873 663) of total tests, while the public sector accounts for 44% (3 767 784).
The country’s recoveries stand at 1 383 626, with a recovery rate of 93%.