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Coronavirus: 10 more deaths reported as positive cases climb to 21 343

The number of positive Covid-19 cases rose to 21 343 on Saturday evening, with 10 more deaths being reported, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

This brings the number of deaths to 407, with 10 104 recoveries.

The number of tests conducted has risen to 564 370, with 21 338 being done in the last 24 hours.

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Positive cases:

Western Cape: 13 836

Gauteng: 2 633

Eastern Cape: 2 569

KwaZulu-Natal: 1 777

Free State: 196

Limpopo: 124

Mpumalanga: 97

North West: 81

Northern Cape: 40

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Breakdown of deaths:

Western Cape: 261

Eastern Cape: 58

KwaZulu-Natal: 48

Gauteng: 29

Free State: 6

Limpopo: 3

North West: 1

Northern Cape: 1

Mpumalanga: 0

“We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who cared for the deceased,” Mkhize said.

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