48,285 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa as deaths jump to 998

Minister of health Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that South Africa now has 48,285 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

This is up by 2,312 from the 45,973 infections on Saturday, when the country reported 2,539 new cases.

The minister announced 46 new deaths, taking the total up to 998, while recoveries increased to 24,364, which translates to a recovery rate of 50.5%.

Dr Mkhize also announced the first death in Mpumalanga, while the Western Cape reported a further 45 deaths over the past 24 hours.

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