File: Emergency paramedics wearing a full COVID-19 coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE) transfer an empty gurney to an ambulance at the Greenacres Hospital in Port Elizabeth.
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's COVID-19 death toll has surpassed the 15,000 mark.
The country recorded 115 more fatalities bringing the number of confirmed coronavirus-related deaths to 15,004.
Most of the latest deaths are from Limpopo and KwaZulu-Natal.
The number of confirmed cases increased to 639,362.
Over 850 new infections have been reported in the last 24 hours.
The recovery rate has increased to 88.6-percent with 566,555 people having recovered from the virus.
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