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While the positive COVID-19 cases in South Africa is rapidly approaching 300,000… the good news is that almost half of these patients have already recovered.

In the past 24 hours, SA has reported another 10 496 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of infections to 298 292. The number of recoveries is 146 279, which translates to a recovery rate of 49%, says Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize.

Sadly, a further 174 COVID-19 related deaths were reported on Tuesday bringing the country’s death toll to 4 346.

Of the reported deaths, 82 were from Gauteng, 44 from Western Cape, 27 from KwaZulu- Natal, 17 from Eastern Cape and 4 from Northern Cape.


“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased,” said Dr Mkhize.

The provincial breakdown of cases is as follows: Gauteng 107 070, Western Cape 80 199, Eastern Cape 53 959, KwaZulu-Natal 30 587, North West 10 784, Free State 5 973, Mpumalanga 4 576, Limpopo 3 458, Northern Cape 1 579 and 107 were unknown.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 2 232 738 with 38 114 new tests conducted since the last report. – SAnews.gov.za