SA surges past 900k Covid-19 cases

SA surges past 900k Covid-19 cases

South Africa has officially recorded more than 900 000 coronavirus infections.


Health Minister Zweli Mkhize released the latest figures on Friday.

8 725 new infections were confirmed, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 901 538.

The rapid spread of the second wave of infections can be attributed to a severe variant of the coronavirus detected in the country.

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274 more deaths were recorded, with the Western Cape reporting the most coronavirus related fatalities over the past 24-hours at 101.

The Eastern Cape is second with 92, followed by KwaZulu-Natal at 56.

The total number of Covid-19 fatalities was at 24 285 on Friday.

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