298 people die of COVID-19 on Monday

There are now 452,529 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa after 7,120 new infections were recorded on Monday.

Unfortunately, 298 people succumbed to the deadly virus, which brings the death toll to 7,067.

Of the additional fatalities, 91 are from the Free State, 77 from the Eastern Cape, 61 from Gauteng, 36 from Western Cape, 13 from Mpumalanga, 11 from the North West and 9 from KwaZulu-Natal.

Dr Zweli Mkhize, Health Minister said:

โ€œWe convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased.โ€

Gauteng remains the epicentre with 162,319 recorded infections since the outbreak, followed by the Western Cape (92,600), Eastern Cape (74,231), and KwaZulu-Natal (65,982).

The North West has 17,604 cases, Free State (17,222), Mpumalanga (11,386), Limpopo (7,260), and Northern Cape (3,875).

The number of those who have been cured is 274,925, which translates to a recovery rate of 61%.

Meanwhile, 2,802,211 tests have been conducted, 28,433 of which were done since the last report.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are 16,114,449 cases and 646,641 deaths worldwide.

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