SA’s COVID-19 cases rise to 615 701, death toll 13 502

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The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has risen to 615 701 after 2 684 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours.

The Department of Health says 194 additional COVID-19 related deaths were recorded on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll in the country to 13 502.

“57 deaths from KwaZulu-Natal, 61 from Gauteng, 4 from Northern Cape, 12 from Eastern Cape and 60 from the Western Cape,” reads a statement from the Health Department.

The Western Cape still has the highest number of fatalities in the country with 3 823 followed by Gauteng and the Eastern Cape with 3 395 and 2 828 respectively.

The total number of recoveries is 525 381, translating to a total recovery rate of 85%.

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