A patient with COVID-19 breaths in oxygen in the Resuscitation room of COVID-19 ward at Khayelitsha Hospital, about 35km from the centre of Cape Town.
JOHANNESBURG - The daily COVID-19 figures are in and a further 189 deaths have been reported.
The health department said 6,590 new cases have been identified.
The Western Cape still has the most new cases, with over 1,900 recorded in 24 hours.
KwaZulu-Natal isn't far behind, with over 1,500 new infections.
Over 1,200 cases were recorded in Gauteng.
The latest deaths bring total COVID-19-related fatalities to 75,201 to date.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 546 762 with 6 590 new cases reported. Today 189 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 75 201 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 319 803 with a recovery rate of 91,1% pic.twitter.com/damEXFfEGd— Department of Health (@HealthZA) August 10, 2021