File: Emergency paramedics wearing a full COVID-19 coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE). Marco Longari / AFP
JOHANNESBURG - The health department reported 1,834 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the last 24 hours.
This brings the total number of cases to 714,246.
There have been 53 additional COVID-19 deaths recorded, although only 20 of these occurred in the past 48 hours.
South Africa's COVID-19 death toll has increased to 18,944.
Recoveries currently stand at 644,641, which translates to a 90-percent recovery rate.
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