File: A face mask hanging from a cross. AFP/Michael Dantas
JOHANNESBURG - At least 130 more people have died due to the coronavirus.
This brings the total national death toll to 53,887.
The health department said 853 new infections have been reported.
Active cases are now below 20,000, having been close to 23,000 on Tuesday.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases for South Africa is 1 568 366. Today, 130 deaths have been reported: This brings the total to 53 887 deaths. Our cumulative recoveries today stand at 1 494 630, representing a recovery rate of 95%. pic.twitter.com/Yn7p7QocP1— Department of Health (@HealthZA) April 20, 2021