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COVID-19 in SA: 52 more fatalities as death toll reaches 15,499

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The recovery rate now stands at 88.9 percent, which translates to 579,289 have now recovered so far


South Africa has now recorded 53 more COVID-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, which brings the death toll to 15,499.

Free State takes the highest percentage, with a record of 21 deaths, North West with a record of 15 deaths, Western Cape with a record of 7 deaths, Eastern Cape with a record of 4 deaths, Gauteng with a record of 3 deaths and KwaZulu-Natal takes the least with a record of 2 deaths.

The health department said in the past 24 hours, 956 new infections were recorded, taking the number of known cases to more than 650,749 in the country.

The recovery rate now stands at 88.9 percent, which translates to 579,289 have now recovered so far.

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