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SA coronavirus death toll passes 16,000 mark

SA coronavirus death toll passes 16,000 mark

One hundred and twenty-six more people have died here on home soil after contracting the coronavirus, pushing South Africa’s death toll to 16,118.

Emergency paramedics wearing a full COVID-19 coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE) transfer an empty gurney to an ambulance at the Greenacres Hospital in Port Elizabeth, on 10 July 2020. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG – One hundred and twenty-six more people have died here on home soil after contracting the coronavirus, pushing South Africa’s death toll to 16,118.

Over the last 24-hour cycle, 1,346 new infections were picked up. This brings the number of known cases in this country to over 663,000 since the outbreak was detected earlier this year.

The recovery rate is now at 89.4%, meaning that almost 593,000 people have recovered so far.

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