300 new deaths recorded

Date: Jul 28, 2020

Nearly 300 new deaths recorded as SA reports

South Africa has recorded its lowest daily number of new Covid-19 infections in nearly a month, with the health ministry announcing 7,120 cases on Monday night.

This is the lowest number of new cases in a 24-hour period since June 30, when 6,945 new infections were confirmed. The last time SA recorded fewer than 8,700 new cases was on July 1, when 8,124 infections were reported.

However, the figures are based on a lower-than-usual number of tests: 28,433 tests in the 24-hour period under assessment. There have been 2,802,211 tests completed to date.

The figures announced on Monday mean there have now been 452,529 cases across SA since the start of the pandemic.

The health ministry also announced 298 new deaths, of which 91 from the Free State, 77 from the Eastern Cape, 61 from Gauteng, 36 from Western Cape, 13 from Mpumalanga, 11 from North West and nine from KwaZulu-Natal.

"This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 7,067," the ministry said.



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