COVID-19: SA death toll surpasses 16,000

File: A crew of a private ambulance service in Port Elizabeth in personal protective equipment (PPE) before checking on a patient affected by COVID-19.

File: A crew of a private ambulance service in Port Elizabeth in personal protective equipment (PPE) before checking on a patient affected by COVID-19.

AFP/Marco Longari

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's death toll has surpassed 16,000 after the Department of Health recorded 126 more COVID-19 deaths.

Most of those deaths were in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

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The department recorded over 1,300 new infections, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 663,282.

COVID-19 recoveries in SA are at 592,904, translating to a recovery rate of 89.4%.

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