COVID-19 claims 126 more lives in South Africa

COVID-19 claims 126 more lives in South Africa

In the past 24 hours, 2,364 new cases have been picked up, placing the country’s total case load at 690,896.

FILE: Members of a family dressed in personal protective equipment put the body of a man who died of COVID-19 into a grave during a Muslim burial at the Klip Road Cemetery in Grassy Park, Cape Town, on 9 June 2020. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG – The Health Ministry said 126 more people had succumbed to the coronavirus in South Africa – pushing the national death toll to 17,673.

Thirty-nine of the fatalities were from the Eastern Cape, 35 from the Free State, 10 from Kwa-Zulu Natal, 30 from Gauteng, four from Mpumalanga and eight from the Western Cape.

At the same time, 2,364 new cases have been picked up in the past 24 hours – placing the country’s total case load at 690,896.

South Africa’s recovery rate is steady at 90% – meaning there are now just over 51,000 active cases here at home.

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