SA’s COVID death toll breaches 22k mark
The total number of coronavirus infections since the pandemic hit our shores in March sits at over 810,000.
CAPE TOWN – The Department of Health on Saturday reported 4,645 new COVID-19 infections in South Africa over the past 24 hours.
This has pushed the total number of infections since the pandemic hit our shores in March to over 810,000.
One-hundred-and-four more fatalities were also recorded.
The national death toll now stands at 22,067.
As of today, the cumulative total of #COVID19 cases is 810 449 with 4 645 new cases identified. A cumulative 5 565 928 tests have been completed, of which 31 844 have been conducted.— Department of Health (@HealthZA) December 5, 2020
Regrettably, 104 more COVID-19 related deaths bringing the total deaths to 22 067. pic.twitter.com/Pwxlhs7Ser
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize pleads with South Africans to wear masks, practice social distancing and good hand hygiene as #COVID19 cases continue to rise. #MinisterMkhizeSpeaks #CelebrateSafe pic.twitter.com/GI28UfoaRN— Department of Health (@HealthZA) December 5, 2020