South Africa has an 82% COVID-19 recovery rate. The country has a cumulative total of 592 144 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa, of which 485 468 people have recovered.

Dr Zweli Mkhize announced the statistics in the latest COVID-19 national update.

Gauteng has the highest number of infections in South Africa with 33,9% of the total confirmed cases. KwaZulu-Natal has 18% and the Western Cape has 17.8%.

There were 2 258 new cases identified within the past 24-hours. The total number of tests conducted to date is 3 430 347 with 14 677 new tests conducted since the last report.

There have been 282 more deaths: 66 from Eastern Cape, 89 from Gauteng, 57 from KwaZulu-Natal, 3 from Northern Cape, 13 from Free State, 34 from Western Cape and 20 from North West. This brings the cumulative number of COVID-19 related deaths in the country to 12 264.

South Africa is still fifth worldwide for total COVID-19 cases. The top four include the United States of America, Brazil, India and Russia.

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