South Africa Records 2,270 New COVID-19 Cases

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA – AUGUST 19: A general view of Clairwood Hospital which is one of the quarantine and isolation health facilities for Covid-19 patients on August 19, 2020 in Durban, South Africa. According to a media release, the Premier’s visit comes after the release of Covid-19 related procurement in the province and the visit was to demonstrate how money has been spent on refurbishing the hospital. (Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images)


South Africa recorded 2,270 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 767,679.



Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the total number of deaths rose to 20,903 after 58 more COVID-19 related fatalities were reported.


“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased,” Mkhize said.


He said the cumulative number of COVID-19 tests conducted since the virus was first reported about eight months ago is now 5,290,966 with nearly 21,904 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.


The minister further said that 710,099 people have recovered from the virus, which translates to a recovery rate of 92.5%.


South Africa is the 16th most-affected country globally in terms of infections and is the most affected on the African continent.


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