South Africa Records 139 New COVID-19 Deaths

South Africa’s health ministry has announced 4,116 new coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, pushing total confirmed cases to 814,565.

Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, said the Western Cape has the highest number of active cases at 15,468, followed by the Eastern Cape 9,716, KwaZulu-Natal 9,085 and Free State 5,626.

Gauteng has 3,638, Northern Cape 2,304, North West 763, Mpumalanga 545 and Limpopo 434.

Meanwhile, the latest statistics show there were 139 COVID-19 related deaths on Sunday, which brings the tally to 22,206.

He added that the Eastern Cape recorded the highest number of deaths at 124, followed by the Western Cape with 14, while Gauteng only reported one.

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“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients,” said Mkhize.

The information is based on the 5 592 663 tests of which 26 735 were performed since the last report.

According to the World Health Organisation, there are currently 65 870 030 global confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 1 523 583 deaths.

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