JOHANNESBURG - The health department reported 1,622 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the last 24 hours.
This brings the total number of cases to 715,868.
There have been 24 additional COVID-19 deaths recorded, although only 5 of these occurred in the past 48 hours.
South Africa's COVID-19 death toll has increased to 18,968.
Recoveries currently stand at 646,170, which translates to a 90.3% recovery rate.
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