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COVID-19 UPDATE: 493,183 confirmed cases in SA, recoveries at

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At least 11,014 new cases have been reported in the country, pushing the cumulative total to 493,183


South Africa has recorded 193 new COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24-hour cycle, bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to over 8,000.

At least 11,014 new cases have been reported in the country, pushing the cumulative total to 493,183.

The number of people who have recovered from the virus continues to improve now standing at 326,171.

Meanwhile, COVID-19 vaccine trial volunteers are being screened at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.

At least 713 participants have been enrolled in the study, with eight in the Western Cape.

The efficacy trial got off the ground in Gauteng last month.

The experimental COVID-19 vaccine was developed at the Oxford Jenner Institute  and is currently also on trial in the United Kingdom and Brazil.

At the UCT Lung Institute site, researchers hope to enroll around 200 participants.

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