SA records 2,548 new COVID-19 cases, 235 deaths

File: A health worker preparing to administer a COVID-19 test.

JOHANNESBURG - The number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths continue to decline.

The health department said 2,548 new cases were reported on Monday, the lowest in two months.

The death toll has increased by 235.

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Most deaths were recorded in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Gauteng.

The recovery rate has climbed to 89 percent.

More than 8.3 million tests have been conducted.

- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.

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The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. 

The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.


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