Number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa rises to 350, 879

A doctor walks in the Respiratory & Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit (RMPRU) at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto on July 14, 2020. Six senior clinicians in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University have volunteered to participate in South Africa’s first COVID-19 vaccine trial.

Luca Sola / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The number confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 350, 879.

Over 2 million tests have been conducted.

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There are 144 new COVID-19 related deaths.

This brings the number of deaths to 4, 948.

"The number of recoveries currently stands at 182 230, which translates to a recovery rate of 52%," the Department of Health said in a statement.

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