SA picks up 2,327 new COVID-19 infections, 230 more deaths

These latest fatalties, recorded overnight, have pushed our national death toll to 48,708.

Professional healthcare workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) attend to a patient inside the temporary ward dedicated to the treatment of possible COVID-19 coronavirus patients at Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria on 11 January 2021. Picture: Phill Magakoe/AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Another 230 people have died here in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus.

These latest fatalties, recorded overnight, have pushed our national death toll to 48,708.

The Health Department also said that 2,327 infections were picked up over that same period, with the country's known caseload since the onset of the pandemic ballooning to almost 1.5 million.

The country's recovery rate has edged up somewhat to 93.6%, with just over 1.4 million people having recuperated.

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