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SA's COVID-19 death toll rises to 49,053 after 113 fatalities recorded

In the last 24 hours, 1,429 infections have also been reported, with more than 1.5 million positive cases identified since the start of the pandemic.

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 - One hundred and thirteen more people have died in South Africa after contracting COVID-19, pushing the national death toll to 49,053.

In the last 24 hours, 1,429 infections have also been reported, with more than 1.5 million positive cases identified since the start of the pandemic.

The country's recovery rate is hovering around 93.8%.

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