COVID-19 cases in South Africa rise to 22 583

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Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, has announced a total number of 22 583 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa.

“A total of 583 855 tests have been conducted to date with 19 485 tests done in the past 24-hour testing cycle,” Mkhize said on Sunday.

The Western Cape is leading with 14 740 people testing positive for the virus, followed by Gauteng with 2 773 positive cases.

Eastern Cape has recorded 2 690 cases, KwaZulu-Natal 1 815, Frees State 202, North West 94, Mpumalanga 101, Limpopo 128, and Northern Cape 40.

The Minister said 22 more COVID-19 related deaths have also been recorded, bringing the total national deaths to 429.

“The total number of recoveries is 11 100. This translates to a recovery rate of 49%. This is above the global recovery rate which is 42%,” the Minister said. 

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