SA’s coronavirus death toll surpasses 19k mark

The health ministry recorded 40 more deaths over the past day - pushing that number to 19 008.

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JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's coronavirus death toll has now passed the 19,000 mark.

The health ministry recorded 40 more deaths over the past day - pushing that number to 19 008.

Additionally, 891 new infections were detected - it brings the number of known cases in the country since the start of the outbreak to over 716,000.

The recovery rate has slipped back to 90 percent - with over 646,000 people having recuperated so far.

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