72 more COVID deaths push SA’s toll to 54,968

The 'Business Day' newspaper is reporting that South Africa has experienced one of the world's worst death tolls from COVID-19 relative to the size of its population.

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

These fatalities - confirmed over the past 24-hour reporting cycle - take the known death toll to 54,968.

The Business Day newspaper is reporting that South Africa has experienced one of the world's worst death tolls from COVID-19 relative to the size of its population.

The country's caseload since the start of the pandemic is now at 1 602 031, with 2,759 of these infections recorded over the past day.

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