55,421 confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa as deaths jump to 1,210


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.



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