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125 more COVID deaths take SA’s toll to 50,803

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The Department of Health said 638 infections were also picked up over the past 24 hours.

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JOHANNESBURG – One hundred and twenty-five more people have died in South Africa after contracting the coronavirus, pushing the national death toll to 50,803.

The Department of Health said 638 infections were also picked up over the past 24 hours.

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“Eastern Cape 0, Free State 31, Gauteng 8, Kwa-Zulu Natal 7, Limpopo 0, Mpumalanga 5, North West 46, Northern Cape 18 and Western Cape 10 – which brings the total to 50,803 deaths,” the department said.

This means the country’s known caseload since the start of the pandemic stands at 1 521 706.

The recovery rate is at 94.7%, with one million 442 thousand people having recuperated.

On the vaccine front, 107,054 healthcare workers have so far been inoculated.

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