COVID-19 cases in SA pass 70,000

File: A man is tested for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Vrededorp, Johannesburg, on June 5, 2020. 

Marco Longari / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The number of positive COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 70, 038.

According to the Department of Health, over 1 million tests have been conducted.

There has been a further 57 COVID-19 related deaths -- 42 from Western Cape, 10 from the Eastern Cape, and 5 from KwaZulu Natal.

This brings the total national deaths to 1,480.

“The recoveries to date are 38 531- this translates to a recovery rate of 55%,” said the health department.

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