106 new COVID-19 deaths recorded

File: A healthcare worker performing a COVID-19 test. AFP/Ina Fassbender

JOHANNESBURG - The Health Department confirmed 1,729 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa.

The cumulative number of detected infections is now at 740,254. 

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The department has also reported 106 new deaths, taking the death toll to almost 20,000.

Of the 106 deaths reported, 15 were recorded in the past 24/48 hours.

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The recovery rate remains at 92 percent.