File: The Department stated that 1,985 new cases have been identified.
JOHANNESBURG - The total number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa has risen to 445,433.
The Health Department says 114 new deaths have been recorded: 7 from Eastern Cape, 29 from Gauteng, 12 from KwaZulu Natal, 30 from Western Cape, 34 from Limpopo, and 2 from Northern Cape.
This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 6769.
However, the number of recoveries currently stands at 265 077 which translates to a recovery rate of 59,5%.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says new infections are declining in the Western Cape, while cases are on the rise in KwaZulu-Natal.
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