COVID-19: SA reports 240 new deaths, 156 from Gauteng

A man walks past the words "Coronavirus" painted on a wall, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Soweto, South Africa, May 31, 2020.

File: A man walks past the words "Coronavirus" painted on a wall, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Soweto, South Africa, May 31, 2020.

Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

JOHANNESBURG - The number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 471,123.

The Health Department has reported 240 new COVID-19 related deaths: 34 from Eastern Cape, 156 from Gauteng, 27 from KwaZulu-Natal, and 23 from Western Cape.

This brings the number of total deaths to 7,497.

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Over 2.8 million tests have been conducted so far.

The country's recovery rate has improved even further to 63 percent.

This means nearly 330,000 people have already recovered.

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