South Africa reports 101 deaths, 1,806 new COVID-19 cases

File: The recovery rate is still at 88 percent, meaning nine of every ten COVID-19 positive people have recovered.

File: The recovery rate is still at 88 percent, meaning nine of every ten COVID-19 positive people have recovered.

Reuters/Eric Seals

JOHANNESBURG - More than 70 percent of South Africa's active COVID-19 cases are in just three provinces -- Gauteng, the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.

The health department says there are 60,901 active cases.

A further 101 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours.

READ: 115 more COVID-19 related deaths recorded in SA

Ten patients died in the Western Cape, 11 in the Eastern Cape, 16 in Gauteng, 19 in the Free State and 45 in KwaZulu-Natal.

The total death toll is now approaching 14,800.

The recovery rate is still at 88 percent, meaning nine of every ten COVID-19 positive people have recovered.

The number of tests conducted to date is 3,783,823 with 18,123 new tests conducted since the last report.

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