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65 more South Africans die of COVID-19, 2,080 new infections confirmed

In the past 24-hour-cycle, 2,080 new infections have been recorded, taking the total number of confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak to more than 769,000.

FILE: A Doctors Without Border (MSF) nurse (C) performs a COVID-19 coronavirus test during a Ministry of Health screening and testing drive in the Wolhuter men's hostel in Jeppestown district of Johannesburg, on 14 May 2020. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's coronavirus death toll has risen to 20,968, with 65 new deaths confirmed by the Health Ministry.

In the past 24-hour-cycle, 2,080 new infections have been recorded, taking the total number of confirmed cases since the start of the outbreak to more than 769,000.

The recovery rate is still around the 92% mark, which means more than 711,000 people have recuperated so far.

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