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South Africa records 572 COVID-19 deaths in 1-day

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South Africa, the epicentre of coronavirus in the continent has recorded 572 coronavirus deaths in a single day.

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, who made the announcement on Wednesday via his Twitter page, said the total number of COVID-19 fatalities was now 5,940.

“Regrettably, we report 572 new COVID-19 related deaths. This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 5,940.

“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.

“The number of recoveries currently stand at 229, 195 which translates to a recovery rate of 58%,” he said.

The total confirmed cases in the country has risen to 394,948 infections.

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