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COVID-19 in SA: 2,055 new cases recorded with 85 more deaths

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In the past 24 hours, the Department of Health has recorded 2,055 new coronavirus infections, which takes the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 708,359

A laboratory technician processes samples for testing the COVID-19, novel coronavirus, at the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC), which is conducting nation-wide mass testing with around 2000 to 5000 tests per day being analysed, in Kigali on July 11, 2020. (Photo by Simon Wohlfahrt / AFP)

On Wednesday, the Department of Health has recorded 85 more COVID-19 related fatalities in the country, which takes the death toll to 18,741.


In the past 24 hours, the Department of Health has recorded 2,055 new coronavirus infections, which takes the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 708,359.

However, the recovery rate remains steady at 90%, which translates that about 641,706 people have recovered so far.

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