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753 more fatalities take SA COVID-19 death toll to 42,550

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has also announced just over 7,000 new infections have been picked up, taking the country's known caseload since the start of the outbreak to 1,430,000.

A morgue attendant at the Johannesburg branch of the South African funeral and burial services company Avbob checks the condition of a protective wrapping inside a refrigerated container where bodies of patients deceased with COVID-19 related illnesses are kept isolated ahead of their burials on 22 January 2021. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Seven hundred and fifty-three more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus. These fatalities - recorded over the past 24 hours - bring our national death toll to 42,550.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has also announced just over 7,000 new infections have been picked up, taking the country's known caseload since the start of the outbreak to 1,430,000.

Our recovery rate is hovering around 88% with 1,263,000 people having recuperated so far.

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