Coronavirus: SA reports 213 new COVID-19 related deaths

File: South Africa has just under a 156,000 active cases at the moment.

File: South Africa has just under a 156,000 active cases at the moment.

AFP/Michele Spatari

JOHANNESBURG - Nearly 7 out of every 10 South Africans who tested positive for COVID-19 have already recovered.

This means the country has just under a 156,000 active cases at the moment.

The health department reported 213 new COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours.

Fifty-one patients died in the Free State, 43 in the Western Cape, 40 in Gauteng, 31 in KZN, 25 in the Eastern Cape and 23 in Limpopo.

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Just under 8,200 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours.

More than 3-million tests have been conducted since the outbreak started in March.

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