COVID-19 in SA: 572 new deaths reported

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.

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.

Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has reported 572 new COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours.

400 of those deaths were reported in the Eastern Cape.

114 further deaths were reported in Gauteng, 35 in the Western Cape, 18 in KZN and 5 in the Free State.

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The number of confirmed cases jumped by more than 13,000.

There's now 394, 948 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The country's recovery rate has improved even further to 58 percent.

This means almost 230,000 people have already recovered.

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