SA records 34 more COVID-19 deaths, 655 new infections

These fatalities, recorded over the past 24 hours, bring the country's known death toll to 53,356.

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 - Thirty-four more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus.

These fatalities, recorded over the past 24 hours, bring the country's known death toll to 53,356.

The Health Department said that 655 infections were also picked up over that same time frame, taking the country's caseload to 1,559, 000.

South Africa's recovery rate was holding steady at 95%, with 1,484, 000 people having recuperated so far.

On the vaccine front, 289,787 healthcare workers had received the jab so far.

The latest data showed that 1,381 of those vaccinations were recorded between Sunday evening and Monday night.

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