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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.
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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