JOHANNESBURG – South Africa has recorded 1,742 new COVID-19 related cases in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

This brings active cases in the country to 65,137.

KwaZulu-Natal still has the most active cases, with 22,979.

It’s followed by the Western Cape, with 10,087 active cases and the Free State has 7,880.

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Unfortunately, another 396 people have died of COVID-19-related illnesses.

The death toll now stands at 46,869.

The recoveries now stand at 1,367,247, representing a recovery rate of 92-percent.