Minister of health Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that South Africa now has 55,421 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
This is up by 2,430 cases from the 52,991 infections on Tuesday.
The minister announced 48 new deaths, taking the total up to 1,210, while recoveries increased to 31,505, which translates to a recovery rate of 56.8%.
A total of 998,400 tests have been conducted to date, of which 30,330 tests have been conducted over the past 24-hour period.
As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 55 421, the total number of deaths is 1210 and the recoveries to date…