South Africa’s coronavirus cases have climbed by 8 195.
The number of infections in the country now stands at 511 485.
The death toll has climbed to 8 366 after 213 related deaths occurred overnight.
“25 from Eastern Cape, 40 from
Gauteng, 31 from KwaZulu Natal, 43 from Western Cape, 51 from the Free State and 23
from Limpopo,” the Health Ministry says in a statement.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) August 2, 2020
The country’s recovery rate remains at 68% with 347 227 South Africans having survived the disease.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has conveyed his condolences to the grieving families. He also thanked health workers for their efforts in the fight against the disease.
President Cyril Ramaphosa said 20 000 locally-produced, non-invasive ventilators are be delivered to health facilities this month.
The National Ventilator Project is currently organising the manufacturing of ventilators to assist patients infected with the coronavirus.
South Africa remains among the top five countries with the most infections in the world.
It has the 36th highest number of deaths as a proportion of the population.