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South Africa tops 300 000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

News24
16 Jul 2020, 06:40 GMT+10

Western Cape - 81 556

Eastern Cape - 55 584

KwaZulu-Natal - 32 939

North West - 11 225

Free State - 6 561

Mpumalanga - 5 051

Limpopo - 3 645

Northern Cape - 1 667

A total of 107 cases were labelled as unknown.

Reported deaths

As of Wednesday, 107 new Covid-19-related deaths have been recorded, taking the toll to 4 453.

In his daily Covid-19 report, Mkhize said 41 of the new deaths were recorded in Gauteng, while 38 were from the Western Cape, 12 from the Eastern Cape, North West 12, and four new deaths reported in KwaZulu-Natal.

"We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," Mkhize said.

Deaths by province

Western Cape - 2 467

Eastern Cape - 738

Gauteng - 767

KwaZulu-Natal - 317

North West - 48

Free State - 35

Limpopo - 33

Mpumalanga - 33

Northern Cape - 15

To date, 160 693 recoveries have been recorded, translating to a 51.7% recovery rate.

Testing data

To date, 2 278 127 Covid-19 tests have been conducted across the country, of which 45 389 were conducted in the last 24 hours.

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