File: A man is tested for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Vrededorp, Johannesburg, on June 5, 2020.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's COVID-19 death toll has passed 7,000.
The total number of COVID-19 infections has risen to 452,529.
The Health Department says there are 298 new COVID-19 related deaths: 77 from Eastern Cape, 61 from Gauteng, 9 from KwaZulu Natal, 36 from Western Cape,13 from Mpumalanga, 91 from the Free State and 11 from North West.
This brings the number of deaths to 7,067.
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However, the number of recoveries currently stands at 274,925 which translates to a recovery rate of 61%.
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