SA COVID-19 death toll breaches 46,000 mark

A health worker in Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit collects a swab sample from a man to test for COVID-19. AFP/Ye Aung Thu

JOHANNESBURG - The number of COVID-19 deaths in the country has breached the 46,000 mark.

Recorded deaths have increased by 278.

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The number of confirmed cases is up by 3,184, bringing the total to over 1.4 million.

The recovery rate now stands at 91 percent, with over 8.4 million tests conducted.

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