COVID-19: SA records more than 1 800 new cases

COVID-19: SA records more than 1 800 new cases

SA has recorded a further 1 897 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours with 48 new deaths. 

A medical staff holds a nasal swab as he collects samples from a person at a COVID-19 (the novel coronavirus) drive-in test in Brest, western France,

Coupled with Thursday's recorded figure of 2 156 cases it now means SA has seen more than 4 000 new cases in a space of just 2 days. This now takes our official case tally to 712 412. 

The new figures come as concerns grow about a second wave to hit the country as most conditions have been relaxed under Lockdown Level 1. 

A provincial rundown shows provinces leading are Gauteng with 226 695 cases, KZN 121 970 cases and Western Cape with 115 538 confirmed cases. 

Our recovery rate has remained at a steady 90%.

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