A health worker wearing personal protective equipment performs an oral swab on a woman at a temporary COVID-19 coronavirus testing station in Diepsloot, Johannesburg.
JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Health reported 198 new COVID-19 deaths in South Africa, taking the death toll to 10,408.
Most of the new deaths are from the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.
The number of confirmed cases has increased by 6,670, taking the total number of infections to 559, 858.
More than 400,000 patients have recovered from COVID-19.
SA has a COVID-19 recovery rate of 73%.