SA COVID-19 recovery rate etches up again

SA COVID-19 recovery rate etches up again

The COVID-19 recovery rate in South Africa has further increased over the past 24 hours to 84.7%, from 84%.

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,

Statistics released by National Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize also revealed that a further 12 710 new infections were recorded in the 24 hours up to last night.

The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the country stands at 1 369 426 since the beginning of the pandemic in March. 

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However, a further 566 new Covid-19 related deaths have been reported - with KwaZulu-Natal recording a whopping 218 new related fatalities, followed by the Eastern and Western Cape at 104 new deaths.

Gauteng has also recorded a further 80 deaths, the Free State at 46, the Northern Cape at 8 and Mpumalanga at 6.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 related deaths now stands at 38 854.

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