South Africa's COVID-19 infections increase by 1,744

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 numbers of new infections and deaths continue to decline in South Africa.

There have been 1,744 new COVID-19 cases that have been reported in South Africa in the last 24 hours.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,491,807.

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There have been 78 new coronavirus related deaths, taking the death toll to 47,899.

South Africa's recovery rate now stands at 1,388,321 which represents a 93-percent recovery rate with only just 55,587 active cases nationwide.




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