COVID-19 update: 1,050 new cases recorded, 164 more deaths in SA

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COVID-19 update: 1,050 new cases recorded, 164 more deaths in SA

According to the Department of Health, 1,050 new infections were picked up over the past day pushing the number of known cases since the start of the outbreak in the country to 706,304.

FILE: A field worker forms part of a screening and testing campaign at on 17 April 2020 at Marikana Informal settlement aimed at combating the spread of COVID-19. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG – The Department of Health on Tuesday recorded 164 more COVID-19 related deaths in the country, bringing the death toll to 18,656.

According to the department, 1,050 new infections were picked up over the past day pushing the number of known cases since the start of the outbreak in the country to 706,304.

The recovery rate remains at 90% with 639,568 people having recuperated so far.

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