COVID-19 in SA: 1,990 new cases reported


A laboratory technician processes samples for testing the COVID-19, novel coronavirus, at the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), which is conducting nation-wide mass testing with around 2000 to 5000 tests per day being analysed, in Kigali on July 11, 2020. (Photo by Simon Wohlfahrt / AFP)

On Wednesday, the health department reported the latest COVID-19 cases.

Dr Zweli Mkhize, Health Minister said they’ve identified 1,990 new cases.

In South Africa, 642,431 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed.

Moreover, the health department have also recorded 82 COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours.

Gauteng recorded the highest number of deaths, with a record of 27 deaths, KwaZulu-Natal and North West both recorded 10 deaths, Free State recorded 8 deaths and Eastern Cape recorded the least, with 5 deaths.

As it stands now, the total death toll has gotten to 15,168.

However, the recovery rate stands at 88.7 percent. Since the last report, a total of 21,736 new tests have been conducted.



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