South Africa's COVID-19 deaths surpass 15 000

South Africa's COVID-19 deaths surpass 15 000

South Africa's reached another grim milestone in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic - with the number of virus-related deaths moving past the 15 000 mark. 

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Neo Motloung

One hundred and fifteen people - diagnosed with coronavirus - have lost their lives in last 24 hours - taking the total number of fatalities nationally to 15 004. 

Over 2 300 people have died in KwaZulu-Natal, since the start of the pandemic on home soil. 

But on a positive note, the number of new cases in the country - dipped to below the 1 000 mark. 

READ: Drop in new COVID-19 infections in KZN

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize says they've recorded 854 infections, since Sunday night. 

More than 566 000 people have recovered from coronavirus - moving our recovery rate up to 88.6 percent. 

KZN's recorded over 114 000 cases and 102 000 recoveries. 

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