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SA records 12,710 more COVID-19 infections, 566 more fatalities

These fatalities have pushed the national death toll to 38,854.

FILE: A professional healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) monitors a patient in a tent dedicated to the treatment of possible COVID-19 coronavirus patients at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria on 10 July 2020. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Five hundred and sixty-six more people have died in South Africa after contracting COVID-19.

These fatalities have pushed the national death toll to 38,854.

The number of daily new infections has also increased. The Health Department said that 12,710 cases were recorded over the past 24 hours. South Africa's known caseload now stands at 1,369,000 as the country battles to curb the spread of a second, more contagious variant of the virus.

Our recovery rate is 84.7%, meaning 1,160,000 people have so far recuperated.

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