22 more deaths reported as COVID-19 cases rise

A member of the COVID-19 government response team (L) asks questions to a resident during a door to door COVID-19 coronavirus screening in Westdene, Johannesburg.

A member of the COVID-19 government response team (L) asks questions to a resident during a door to door COVID-19 coronavirus screening in Westdene, Johannesburg.

AFP/Luca Sola

JOHANNESBURG - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases increased by 1,240, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

22 new deaths have also been recorded, taking the toll to 429.

The latest number of infections soared to 22 583.

READ: South Africa's COVID-19 cases surpass 20,000 mark

The Western Cape is still the epicentre with the country's highest death toll.

So far, more than 58,000 tests have been conducted, the president said.

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