46 more South Africans succumb to COVID-19 in last 24 hours

The Health Department also said that 1,086 infections were picked up over the past 24-hour reporting cycle, taking South Africa’s known caseload to 1, 579, 536.

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 – Forty-six more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, pushing the country’s national death toll to 54,331.

The Health Department also said that 1,086 infections were picked up over the past 24-hour reporting cycle, taking South Africa’s known caseload to 1, 579, 536.

So far, just over 1.5 million people have recuperated, which translates to a 95% recovery rate.

On the vaccine front, 307, 591 healthcare workers have received the jab.

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