One hundred and seventy-three (173) people have lost their lives to COVID-19 and the daily infections rate has gone down to 5377, announced Minister of Health Dr Zwelithini Mkhize.
The 173 number of deaths means that the total deaths in South Africa now sits at 8 539.
Leading the highest contributions to today’s shocking death records is Mpumalanga with 45 deaths, followed by Gauteng with 37, and the Western Cape recorded an additional 31 deaths today.
Other deaths came from North West, and the province recorded 28, while Kwazulu Natal recorded the lowest deaths with 12 death cases reported.
In total, South Africa’s positive cases figures now sit at 516 862, and the recoveries, shows that the number has moved to 358 037, showing signs of improvement compared to the numbers announced yesterday.
These figures emanate from 3 million tests conducted countrywide with more tests to follow.