SA COVID-19 death toll closes on 16,000 mark

SA COVID-19 death toll closes on 16,000 mark

Thirteen more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 15,953.

FILE: City of Tshwane Health officials conduct screening exercises on people before some of them will be tested for the COVID-19 coronavirus at the Bloed Street Mall in Pretoria Central Business District. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG – Thirteen more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 15,953.

The Health Ministry says 1,555 new infections were picked up over the past day, pushing the number of known cases in this country to 661,000.

The recovery rate stands at 89.2%, meaning 590,000 people have so far recovered.

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