More than 4500 new Covid-19 infections, 53 more deaths

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More than 4500 new Covid-19 infections, 53 more deaths

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize can be seen during a press briefing on updates on the coronavirus in South Africa at the Civitas building is Pretoria CBD, 9 March 2020. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The Covid-19 death toll is inching ever closer to the 2000 mark, while infections also show a big increase

The latest Covid-19 statistics as of 21 June 2020 showed a total number of 97 302 confirmed cases, which is an increase of 4621 since Saturday.

There were 53 more deaths, bringing the total number to 1930, with a 53% recovery rate, bringing the total number of recovered up to 51 608.

27 of the deaths were in the Western Cape, 17 in the Eastern Cape, 8 in Gauteng, and 1 in KwaZulu-Natal.

According to the statistics released by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, 1 328 060 have been conducted.

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