COVID-19 in SA: 190 new deaths reported

A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) walks in a tent dedicated to the treatment of possible COVID-19 patients at the Tshwane District Hospital.

File: The Department stated that 1,985 new cases have been identified.

AFP/Phill Magakoe

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has reported 190 new COVID-19 related deaths.

Eleven people died from Eastern Cape, 55 from Gauteng, 62 from KwaZulu-Natal, 49 from Western Cape, and 13 from North West.

This brings the number of deaths to 7,257.

The total number of COVID-19 infections has risen to 459,761.

However, the number of recoveries currently stands at 287,313 which translates to a recovery rate of 62.5%.

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