COVID-19 claims 71 more lives in SA

These latest fatalities, recorded over the past 24-hour cycle, take the country’s known death toll to 54,896.

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JOHANNESBURG - Seventy-one more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus.

These latest fatalities, recorded over the past 24-hour cycle, take the country’s known death toll to 54,896.

The Department of Health said 1,548 infections were also picked up over that timeframe, with South Africa's known caseload at 1 599 272.

The recovery rate is still at 95%, with 1 519 258 people having recovered so far.

In the latest update on the vaccine rollout, government said 414,372 healthcare workers had received their jab.

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