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SA COVID-19 fatalities pass 15,000 mark

SA COVID-19 fatalities pass 15,000 mark

The Health ministry said that 854 new infections were picked up over the past day, pushing the number of known cases in this country to 639,000.

The Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku with teams of field workers in Ekurhuleni District, Glen Marikana Informal settlement to form part of the screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19 on 17 April 2020. Pictures: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

JOHANNESBURG – One hundred and fifteen more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 15,004.

The Health ministry said that 854 new infections were picked up over the past day, pushing the number of known cases in this country to 639,000.

The recovery rate stands at 88.6%, meaning that more than 566,000 people have so far recovered.

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