South Africa has recorded 13 674 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number infections to 238 339.
A further 129 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported. “One from Northern Cape, 26 from KwaZulu-Natal, 28 from Eastern Cape, 37 from Gauteng and 37 from Western Cape,” says the Department of Health in a statement.
The Department has also corrected an error from yesterday’s statistics. “We also indicate that the current total deaths in Limpopo is 33 (not 44 as reported yesterday). This was a data interpretation error which has been corrected. Reallocation has since been done and we have confirmed the current total with the province.”
The total number of COVID-19 related deaths now stands at 3 720. “We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased. “
The number of recoveries is 113 061, which translates to a recovery rate of 47. 4%.
The Health Minister has also noted that the country has reached another milestone. More than two million tests have now been conducted in South Africa.
As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 238 339, the total number of deaths is 3 720 and total number of recoveries is 113 061. We have also reached a milestone of having completed over two million tests for Coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/pkgZ7FAqQB
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) July 9, 2020
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