COVID-19: 12,271 new cases, 498 more deaths

Emergency paramedics wearing full COVID-19 PPE transfer an empty gurney to an ambulance in Port Elizabeth.

File: Populations in France, Germany, Britain, Japan, Sweden, and the US widely believed death and infection figures to be higher than recorded, according to the study, which polled 1,000 people in each nation.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Health Department confirmed almost 500 more people have died of COVID-19 in South Africa, taking the death toll to over 40,000.

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The number of confirmed cases is up by 12,271, taking the total number of infections in SA to over 1.4-million.

The country has recorded more than 1.2-million recoveries at a recovery rate of almost 87 percent.


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