SA records 123 more COVID fatalities, death toll rises to 88,104

Over the past 24-hour cycle, 989 tests also came back positive.

Open graves at a cemetery in Hebron, north of Pretoria, South Africa, ahead of the funeral of a person who died from COVID-19 complications. Picture: Boikhutso Ntsoko/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has recorded 123 more coronavirus deaths, pushing the country's known death toll to 88,104.

Over the past 24-hour cycle, 989 tests also came back positive.

Government has set a target of vaccinating 70% of the population by the end of the year, which works out to about 30 million peopleā€¦

So far, 18.7 million jabs have been administered in the country, with many people still due for a second Pfizer shot.

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