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SA records 2 237 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths

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South Africa has recorded 2 237 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. This brings the total number of cases to 749 182.

The country has also recorded 53 new related fatalities, bringing the total number of deaths to 20 206.

In a statement, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says most of the new deaths were recorded in the Eastern Cape.

“Regrettably, 53 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 34, Free State 6, Gauteng 4, KwaZulu-Natal 5 and Western Cape 8. This brings the total to 20 206. Of the 53 deaths, 19 reportedly occurred in the last 48 hours: 8 in the Eastern Cape, 3 in the Free State, 1 in KwaZulu-Natal, 7 in the Western Cape.”

Recoveries now stand at 693 261 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,5%.

Source: SABC News


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