South Africa reports 132 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours


JOHANNESBURG 

South Africa recorded 132 new coronavirus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 16,866, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced late Thursday.  

Mkhize said 1,745 new COVID-19 cases had also been recorded on the same day, pushing the nationwide figure to 676,084. 

The number of new COVID-19 infections and deaths in the country had started declining in the past three weeks but are again starting to pick up. 

On Wednesday, the country registered 1,767 new cases and 67 more people succumbed to the…



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