SA records over 13,000 new COVID-19 cases, 523 deaths

Western Cape COVID-19 infection levels are sharply up. While Gauteng has passed the peak of its third wave, it's estimated the Western Cape is due to peak at the end of this month. Sally Burdett spoke to the province's head of health, Dr Keith Cloete. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The country's daily COVID-19 death toll continues to climb.

The health department said 523 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.

It said 13,751 more people have tested positive for the virus.

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The Western Cape has overtaken Gauteng as the province with the highest daily infection rate.

Just under 4,000 people in that province have tested positive, compared to 3,655 in Gauteng.

Almost 56,000 tests were conducted in the last reporting period and over 7,700 people have recovered from the virus.


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