SA's COVID death toll ticks up after 29 more deaths reported

On the vaccine front, 19.2 million jabs have been administered in South Africa so far but many people still need to get their second jab.

FILE: A mortician getting ready to prepare a coffin for a COVID-19 body at Broodie Funeral Parlour in Soshanguve. Picture: Boikhutso Ntsoko/Eyewitness News

JOHANNESBURG - Twenty-nine more people have died after contracting the virus, taking South Africa's known death toll to 88,346.

Over the past 24-hour cycle, 201 tests also came back positive.

On the vaccine front, 19.2 million jabs have been administered in South Africa so far but many people still need to get their second jab.

Government is hoping to vaccinate at least 30 million people by New Year's Eve.

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