SA sees spike in COVID-19 fatalities as 297 deaths reported

The latest grim loss of life takes the national death toll to 59,092.

FILE: Undertakers from the Avbob funeral house arrive at the Doornkop cemetery in Soweto, South Africa, on 21 July 2020 for a funeral. Picture: MARCO LONGARI/AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's daily COVID-19 death toll has risen threefold over the past reporting cycle.

The Health Department said that 297 fatalities were recorded over the past 24-hour period.

The latest grim loss of life takes the national death toll to 59,092.

South Africa also recorded 11,093 infections over the past day, with the known caseload ballooning to 1,843,000.

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