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COVID-19 Infections Spike to 298,292 Deaths Increase to 4,346

Faizel Patel – 14/07/2020

(Twitter: @FaizelPatel143)

The Health Department has announced that the number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa has risen to 298,292

This is an increase of 10,496 from Monday’s announcement.

The number of deaths has also increased by 174 bringing the total to 4,346

Gauteng has the most infections with 107,070  followed by Western Cape at 80,199, Eastern Cape at 53,959, KwaZulu-Natal 30,587, Free State 5,973, North West 10,784, Mpumalanga 4,576, Limpopo 3,458, Northern Cape 1,579 and unallocated infections 107.

The total number of recoveries to date is 146,279, which translates to a recovery rate of 49,0%.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says the total number of COVID-19 tests conducted to date is 2,232,738 this is an increase of 38,114 which were done in the last 24 hours.

“Regrettably, we report a further 174 COVID-19 related deaths – 4 from Northern Cape, 27 from KwaZulu- Natal, 17 from Eastern Cape, 44 from Western Cape and 82 from Gauteng. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 4,346.”

Mkhize has expressed his condolences to the affected families of those who have succumbed to the pandemic.


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