SA records 1,677 new coronavirus infections

File: Health Minister Zweli Mkhize warned South Africans to continue taking precautions against the virus.

AFP/Xavier Galiana

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has 1,677 new coronavirus infections.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 611,450.

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Hundred more people have died in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 13,159.

The good news is that more than 516,494 patients have recovered.

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This is a recovery rate of 84 percent. 

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said COVID-19 testing seems to be declining.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 3,564,065 with 10,640 new tests conducted since the last report.

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