By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The South Africa National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) reported an additional 8975 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, putting the country total over the 200,000 case mark.

Of the 205,721 total cases as of July 6, two-thirds of the cases are reported from Gauteng and Western Cape provinces with 66,891 and 70,938 cases, respectively.

In the past day, nearly 34,000 tests were performed giving it a positive rate of more than 26 percent.

In addition, 111 more COVID-19 related deaths were reported: 17 from Limpopo, 9 from the Eastern Cape, 35 from the Western Cape and 50 from Gauteng.  This brings the total national deaths to 3,310. More than 2100 total deaths are reported from Western Cape province.

The 205,000 COVID-19 cases in South Africa makes up more than half of the 489,000 total confirmed cases on the African continent.

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