SA COVID-19 death toll climbs to 2,340

A man is tested for the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, in Vrededorp, Johannesburg, on June 5, 2020. South Africa said on June 4, 2020, it had recorded 3,267 novel coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the biggest jump since the pandemic hit the country.

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JOHANNESBURG - The number of positive COVID-19 cases in South Africa 124, 590.

The Department of Health says 1,493 104.

There has been a further 48 COVID-19 related deaths: 8 from Eastern Cape and 40 from Western Cape. 

This brings the total deaths to 2,340.

“The mortality rate is 1,9%. The number of recoveries is 64 111 which translates to a recovery rate of 51,5%,” said the Department of Health.

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