South Africa reports 13,373 new COVID-19 cases, total rises to 337,594

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Staff wearing protective suits clean garbage at a hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, July 10, 2020. As of Thursday, a total of 238,339 COVID-19 cases were reported in South Africa, said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)
Staff wearing protective suits clean garbage at a hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, July 10, 2020. As of Thursday, a total of 238,339 COVID-19 cases were reported in South Africa, said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)

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.

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