COVID-19: SA reports 24 deaths, 1,622 new infections

Thousands of people worldwide are reporting a wide range of ongoing symptoms many months after being diagnosed with COVID-19.

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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.

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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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