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South Africa’s COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 18,000 Mark

South Africa is the hardest-hit country in Africa with at least 521,318 infections diagnosed so far, accounting for more than half the continent’s cases (AFP Photo/Luca Sola)

COVID-19 related deaths in South Africa have passed the 18,000 mark, this is according to the Department of Health.

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The death toll in the country now stands at 18,028. Over 1,100 new cases have been identified since the last report.

That brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa to 694, 537, but with a recovery rate of 90-percent, there are just over 50,000 active cases in the country.

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