Covid-19: Free State fatalities surge as SA's total death toll rises to 7 067

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  • 298 new Covid-19-related deaths have brought the toll to 7 067.
  • This as the country recorded more than 450 000 cases.
  • The country has a recovery rate of 61%.

  • As of Monday, a further 298 new Covid-19-related deaths have been recorded, bringing the country's toll to 7 067.

    The biggest surge was in the Free State which recorded 91 deaths. This was followed by 77 in the Eastern Cape, 61 in Gauteng, nine in KwaZulu-Natal, 36 in the Western Cape, 13 in Mpumalanga, and 11 in the North West.

    This as the country recorded 452 529 cases, with 274 925 recoveries. This translates to a recovery rate of 61%.

    The densely populated Gauteng still has the highest number of cases with 162 319, followed by the Western Cape with 92 600 and Eastern Cape with 74 231.

    Remaining breakdown per province -

    Free State: 17 222

    Kwa Zulu-Natal: 65 982

    Limpopo: 7 260

    Mpumalanga: 11 386

    North West: 17 604

    Northern Cape: 3 875

    Unknown: 50

    Total: 452 529

    The national Department of Health recorded 2 802 211 tests conducted to date, with 57% and 43% in the private and public sectors, respectively.

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