COVID-19 cases in South Africa have risen 97 302, with 53 more deaths

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The country recorded 4 621 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of infections to 97 302.

Meanwhile, there are 53 additional fatalities of which 27 are from Western Cape, 17 from Eastern Cape, 8 are from Gauteng and one from KwaZulu-Natal, bringing the death toll to 1 930.

On Saturday, South Africa reached a new daily infections record – with 4 966 cases reported.

According to Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, the number of recoveries is 51 608, translating to a recovery rate of 53%, while the number mortality rate is 1.98%.

The Western Cape is still the hardest hit province with 51 441 cases, followed by Gauteng with 20 822, Eastern Cape with 15 751 and KwaZulu-Natal with 5 030.

The North West is now sitting at 2 148, Free State 733, Mpumalanga 573, Limpopo 564, Northern Cape 237 and 3 cases are unknown.

The country conducted 1 328 060 tests since the outbreak of which 34 452 were done in the last 24 hours.

According to the World Health Organisation, there are 8 708 008 cases and 461 715 deaths globally.

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