Cape Town, Aug. 2 -- South Africa's COVID-19 cases have exceeded the half-a-million mark to reach 503,290, South African Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced.
A total of 10,107 cases were reported in the past 24 hours, Mkhize said in his daily update on Saturday.
Of the 503,290 cases, 342,461 people have already recovered and 152,676 cases are currently active.
Gauteng, the smallest but most populous province, remained the epicenter of the pandemic with 178,119 cases, said Mkhize.
The Western Cape came second with 96,189 cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 79,607 and the Eastern Cape with 78,782.
The country's death toll rose to 8,153 and 3,001,985 tests have been conducted, the minister said.
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