SA records 80 COVID fatalities as death toll rises to 88,754

Over the past 24 hours, 591 more tests also came back positive, with the country's known caseload since the start of the coronavirus pandemic at over 2.9 million.

A morgue attendant at the Johannesburg branch of the South African funeral and burial services company Avbob checks the condition of a protective wrapping inside a refrigerated container where bodies of patients deceased with COVID-19 related illnesses are kept isolated ahead of their burials on 22 January 2021. Picture: AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's daily COVID-19 casualties are on the rise again.

Eighty more people have died in the country after contracting the virus. These fatalities, recorded over the past 24 hours take our known death toll to 88,754.

Over that same time frame, 591 more tests also came back positive, with the country's known caseload since the start of the pandemic at over 2.9 million.

On the vaccine front, 20.7 million jabs have been administered in the country so far.

It's hoped that this number will rise significantly now that youngsters between the ages of 12 and 17 are eligible.

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