331 more people succumbed to COVID-19 in SA

These latest fatalities - recorded over the past 24-hour cycle - take the national death toll to 62,171.

FILE: A professional healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) treats a patient in a tent dedicated to the treatment of possible COVID-19 coronavirus patients, while another cleans the ward at the Tshwane District Hospital in Pretoria on 10 July 2020. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG – Three hundred and thirty-one more people have passed away in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus.

These latest fatalities - recorded over the past 24-hour cycle - take the national death toll to 62,171.

More than 12,500 tests came back positive over that same timeframe, taking the country's known caseload to 2 075 409.

Government said it was trying to inoculate as many people as possible but so far, only 3 459 660 vaccines have been administered.

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