COVID-19 cases in SA increase to 373,268

File: According to the WHO, 34 vaccine candidates worldwide are currently in the various phases of being tested on humans, while a further 142 are in pre-clinical evaluation.

File: According to the WHO, 34 vaccine candidates worldwide are currently in the various phases of being tested on humans, while a further 142 are in pre-clinical evaluation.

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JOHANNESBURG - The number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in South Africa has climbed to 373,628.

The National Department of Health reported an additional 8,940 confirmed cases in the country.

READ: SA ranked 5th globally for COVID-19 infections

A total of 140 new deaths have been reported, bringing the death toll to 5,173.

The department said the number of recoveries stands at 194,865 which translates to a recovery rate of 52 percent.

 

The total number of tests conducted to date is 2,505,646 with 33,899 new tests conducted since the last report.

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