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WC COVID-19 cases drop below 40,000

The province is currently dealing with 39,248 cases of the virus compared with the more than 40,900 active cases from the day before.

FILE: Western Cape Premier Alan Winde (right) and provincial head of Health Dr Keith Cloete (centre) help officials wheel out a hospital bed as the CTICC's Hospital of Hope is officially decommissioned on 21 August 2020. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/Eyewitness News.

CAPE TOWN - The total number of active cases of COVID-19 in the Western Cape has dropped below 40,000.

The province is currently dealing with 39,248 cases of the virus compared with the more than 40,900 active cases from the day before.

It however still has the third most active cases in the country, behind only Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

According to the Health Department 14,880 new cases were reported over the last day in the country pushing the total number of cases to over 1 million.

South Africa now has a total of 36,467 COVID-19 related deaths after 615 fatalities were reported in the country over the past 24 hours.

The recovery rate from the virus has been recorded at over 1 million.

(Edited by Refilwe Pitjeng)

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