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SA records more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases, 53 more deaths

The country's total caseload now stands at 749,182.

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JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has recorded more than 2,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours wrapping a week of relatively higher daily rises in infections.

The country's total caseload now stands at 749,182.

Earlier this week, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced South Africa will see a further easing of lockdown regulations with international borders fully opened and restrictions on alcohol sales lifted.

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With the country seeing an average of more than 2,000 new cases this week, health experts have warned that the relaxed regulations could spark a second wave of infections if South Africans let their guard down.

Fifty-three more COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the last day -pushing the national death toll to 20,206.

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