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A total of 22 new COVID-19 related deaths – all in the Western Cape – have been recorded as the total number of positive cases in South Africa climbs to 34,357 on Monday.

The 22 new deaths bring the total to 525 deaths in the Western Cape, increasing the national figure to 705. This means the province now has suffered almost three quarters of the nation’s coronavirus-related fatalities.

“We wish to express our condolences to the families and loved ones of the departed, and thank the health care workers who treated these patients. The total national recoveries are 16,808,” said Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize.

The breakdown of COVID-19 cases is: Western Cape 22 567, Gauteng 4 231, Eastern Cape 4 111, KwaZulu-Natal 2 565, Free State 285, Limpopo 192, North West 187, Mpumalanga 131, Northern Cape 82 and 6 unallocated cases.

To date, a total of 742,742 tests have been processed in South Africa, 17 617 of which were conducted since Sunday.

Global Covid-19 Stats

There have now been 6,300,444 covid-19 cases recorded worldwide, including 374,527 deaths while over 2,866,061 patients have recovered.

Sources:, Worldometers