COVID-19: SA reports 164 deaths, 1,050 new infections

A health worker in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit collects a swab sample from a man to test for COVID-19. AFP/Ye Aung Thu

JOHANNESBURG - The health department has reported 164 new COVID-19 related deaths in South Africa in the last 24 hours.

This brings the number of deaths in the country to 18,656.

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In the last 24 hours, there have been 1,050 new COVID-19 cases.

This brings the total number of cases to 706,304.

South Africa's recoveries stand at 639,568, which translates to a 90-percent recovery rate.


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