South Africa records more Covid-19 deaths as infections rise to 70 000

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SOUTH Africa’s Covid-19 death toll has climbed to 1,480 with a massive increase in new cases recorded, health minister Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday evening, adding that more than 4,000 new cases were recorded in the previous 24 hours alone.

The country has recorded a further 57 Covid-19 related deaths: 42 in the Western Cape, 10 in the Eastern Cape and five in KwaZulu-Natal.

The cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in SA on Sunday was 70,038, with more than 4,000 new cases reported.

The total number of tests conducted has increased to 1,121,958.

Recoveries to date are 38,531, which translates into a recovery rate of 55%.

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