COVID-19 in SA: 572 new deaths reported

COVID-19 in SA: 572 new deaths reported

a person walks past the words “Coronavirus” painted on a wall, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Soweto, South Africa , May 31, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa has reported 572 new COVID-19 related deaths within the last 24 hours.

400 of these deaths were reported within the Eastern Cape.

114 further deaths were reported in Gauteng, 35 within the Western Cape, 18 in KZN, and 5 within the Free State.

The number of confirmed cases jumped by quite 13,000.

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There is now 394,948 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

However, the country’s recovery rate has improved even further to 58 percentage.

This means almost 230,000 people have already recovered.

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