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COVID-19 cases increase by over 13,000

COVID-19 cases increase by over 13,000 Janine Fri, 07/10/2020 - 06:00 Teaser Media Paragraphs File: The health department congratulated South African laboratory services for completing over 2 million tests. AFP/Michele Spatari JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Health announced an increase of 13,674 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 238,339. The department congratulated South African laboratory services for completing over 2 million tests. Countrywide, 2,000,569 people have now been tested. The total number of COVID-19 related deaths now stand at 3,720. READ: Gauteng becomes COVID-19 epicentre  One person from Northern Cape has died, 26 from KwaZulu-Natal, 28 from Eastern Cape, 37 from Gauteng and 37 from Western Cape. The department corrected the current total deaths in Limpopo to 33 (not 44 as reported on Thursday). The error was a data interpretation error that has been corrected. Reallocation has since been done and they have confirmed the current total with the province. The number of recoveries is 113,061 which translates to a recovery rate of 47,4 percent. - Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs. #COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 09 July. pic.twitter.com/s9RvpeETLF — Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) July 9, 2020


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