South Africa on Friday confirmed 13,373 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total tally to 337,594 in the country, said South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
Meanwhile, the country reported 135 more COVID-19 deaths in th past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 4,804, said Mkhize.
Gauteng, the smallest and most populous province, reported 5,513 new cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day surge among all provinces. This brought the total number of cases to 23,408 in the province, which overtook the Western Cape to become the country’s epicenter eight days ago.
The Western Cape came second with 84,254 cases.