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JOHANNESBURG - South Africa recorded 3,267 novel coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the biggest jump since the pandemic hit the country.
The country now has a total of 40,792 infections, the health ministry said. It saw a rise of 56 deaths for a total of 848 fatalities.
More than half of the cases are in the Western Cape region where health services are under pressure.
The Eastern Cape has also seen a rise in cases and now surpasses Gauteng as the province with the second-highest infections.
The department said recoveries stand at 21,311 and 820,675 tests conducted.
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