Coronavirus in SA: Death toll tops 10,000 mark

File: A City of Tshwane Health official looks on as she conducts a screening exercise on a taxi operator before testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Bloed Street Mall in Pretoria Central Business District.

File: A City of Tshwane Health official looks on as she conducts a screening exercise on a taxi operator before testing for the COVID-19 at the Bloed Street Mall in Pretoria Central Business District.

Phill Magakoe / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's death toll due to COVID-19 has topped the 10,000 mark.

The Health Department reported 301 further deaths in the last 24 hours.

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A 154 patients died in KZN, 39 in the Eastern Cape, 37 in Limpopo, 23 in Gauteng, 22 in the Western Cape, 21 in the North West and 5 in the Northern Cape.

South Africa's recovery rate has increased to 73 percent.

This means the country has a 138,410 active cases.

More than 60 percent of active cases are in Gauteng and KZN.

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eNCA