By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

An additional nearly 13,000 COVID-19 cases were reported in South Africa today, putting the case total to 311,049.

South Africa/CIA

In fact, South Africa reported some 100,000 cases in the past nine days.

Gauteng province has reported the most cases with 112,714, followed by Western Cape and Eastern Cape with 81,556 and 55,584 cases, respectively.

107 more COVID-19 related deaths were reported today: 4 from KwaZulu Natal,  12 from North West, 12 from the Eastern Cape, 38 from the Western Cape, and 41 from Gauteng. This brings the total national deaths to 4453.

Officials report the country’s health system has taken a toll due to the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients needing care, particularly in the three above provinces.

 

 

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