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SA’s Covid-19 cases hit 852 965 and 170 more deaths reported

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Published Dec 13, 2020

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South Africa has recorded 7 999 new Covid-19 cases and a further 170 deaths from the virus over the past 24 hours, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed in a statement on Sunday.

The cumulative number of cases in the country now stands at 860 964.

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To date, 23 276 have died as a result from the virus.

A total of 170 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours. Eastern Cape reported 94 deaths, Free State reported 11 deaths, Gauteng reported three, Kwa-Zulu Natal reported four, Northern Cape reported four deaths and Western Cape reported 54.

Over the past 24 hours 40 211 tests were conducted, bringing the total number of tests since the start of the pandemic to 5 819 755.

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A cumulative total of 5 859 178 tests have been completed with 39 423 new tests conducted since the last report.

The recoveries now stand at 761 011.

resident Cyril Ramaphosa is set to address the nation on Monday evening over the latest developments in the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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The exact time of the President’s address will be announced on Monday.

“The address will be broadcast and streamed on a range of platforms that are accessible to South Africans and international audiences,” said Tyrone Seale, acting spokesperson to the President in a statement released on Sunday.

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