COVID-19 in SA: 86 more deaths reported

A general view of the outside of a COVID-19 ward at  Hospital in Cape Town.

A general view of the outside of a COVID-19 ward at  Hospital in Cape Town.

Rodger Bosch / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - The health department has reported 86 new COVID-19 related deaths in South Africa.

This brings the total number of people who have succumbed to the coronavirus in the country to 20, 845.

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Of the 86 deaths, 58 are from the Eastern Cape, 17 from the Free State, nine from the Western Cape and two from KwaZulu Natal.

There have been 2,646 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours which takes the total number of confirmed cases in South Africa to 765, 409.

The recovery rate now stands at 92.5-percent.

Source
eNCA