South Africa's COVID-19 deaths surpass 700

The Western Cape still has the most cases and almost 60-per cent of mortalities in the country. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize remains concerned. Mkhize has visited various health care facilities in that province. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's coronavirus related deaths have now passed 700.

There are now 22 new reported COVID-19 deaths in the last 24-hours.

Those fatalities are solely from the Western Cape.

That brings the total number of deaths in the province to 525.

As of Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa stands at 34,357.

The total national recoveries are 17,291.

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The Department of Health says 742,742 tests have been processed of which 17,617 tests have been conducted since the last report.

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