COVID-19 deaths in SA rise to 3,502

File: The recovery rate is still at 88 percent, meaning nine of every ten COVID-19 positive people have recovered.

File: The recovery rate is still at 88 percent, meaning nine of every ten COVID-19 positive people have recovered.

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JOHANNESBURG - South Africa added more than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

The brings the total number of cases to 215,855.

READ: COVID-19: SA infections at over 200,000

The health department reported 192 further deaths, bringing the total since the outbreak to 3,502.

Those who succumbed were 75 people from Gauteng, 44 from the Western Cape, 36 from the Eastern Cape, 22 from KwaZulu-Natal and 15 from Limpopo.

Gauteng is poised to become the new epicentre of the coronavirus.

READ: SA reports 10,000 new infections in record 24-hour surge

The province has only 668 fewer cases than the Western Cape after a recent surge in infections.

More than 1.9 million tests have been conducted and there have been 102,299 recoveries.

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