COVID-19 update: 38 more deaths, 1,573 new cases recorded in SA

COVID-19 update: 38 more deaths, 1,573 new cases recorded in SA

As of Sunday, the Department of Health recorded 1,573 new COVID-19 cases, which pushed the number of known cases in South Africa to 681,289.

FILE: A City of Tshwane Health official takes a nasal swab to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus on a taxi operator at the Bloed Street Mall in Pretoria Central Business District, on 11 June 2020. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG – Thirty-eight more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, bringing the death toll to 16,976.

As of Sunday, the Department of Health recorded 1,573 new COVID-19 cases which pushed the number of known cases in this country to 681,289.

The recovery rate stood at 90%, meaning 614,781 people had so far recovered.

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