File: A crew of a private ambulance service in Port Elizabeth in personal protective equipment (PPE) before checking on a patient affected by COVID-19.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 11,000.
The health department reported 259 new deaths in the past 24 hours.
Most of the latest fatalities are from Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 infections is 568,919.
More than 432,000 patients have recovered from the virus, translating to a recovery rate of just under 76%.