SA records 67 more COVID-19 deaths, 2,256 new infections
Sixty-seven more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, taking our known death toll to 54,687.
JOHANNESBURG - Sixty-seven more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, taking the country's death toll to 54,687.
The Health Department said that 2,256 infections were also picked up over the past 24-hour cycle, with the caseload increasing to 1,592,000.
The country's recovery rate is holding steady at 95%, with over 1.5 million people having recuperated so far.
On the vaccine front, just over 381,000 healthcare workers have now received their COVID-19 jab.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 592 626. Today, 67 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported which brings the total to 54 687 deaths.The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1 513 202, representing a recovery rate of 95%. pic.twitter.com/Vh1R7BGuXTDepartment of Health (@HealthZA) May 7, 2021