SA COVID-19 death toll tops 12,000

File: A health worker performing a COVID-19 swab testAFP/Marco Longari

JOHANNESBURG - The Health Department has reported another 282 COVID-19 related deaths.

The death toll now tops 12,000.

Eighty-nine more patients died in Gauteng, 66 in the Eastern Cape, 57 in KwaZulu-Natal, 34 in the Western Cape, 20 in North West, 13 in the Free State and three in the Northern Cape.

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In the past 24 hours, 2,258 new cases have been recorded.

This is the lowest daily number since 9 June.

There is now a cumulative total of 592,144 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa.

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The total number of tests conducted to date is 3,430,347 with 14,677 new tests conducted.

The recoveries stand at 485,468 translating to a recovery rate of 82 percent.

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