File: A man walks past the words "Coronavirus" painted on a wall, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Soweto, South Africa.
JOHANNESBURG - The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 45, 973.
There are now 952 COVID-19 related deaths - 25 of these are from the Western Cape, 6 in KZN, 7 in Gauteng, and 6 in the Eastern Cape.
“Although the numbers of COVID-19 related deaths are rising, our mortality rate remains at 2%, well below the global average of 6%,” the Department of Health says.
IN NUMBERS: COVID-19 in SA
Over 24,000 people have recovered so far.
According to the Department of Health, “this translates to a recovery rate of 52,8%.”
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