The Health Department confirmed almost 500 more people have died of COVID-19 in South Africa, taking the death toll to over 40,000.
The number of confirmed cases is up by 12,271, taking the total number of infections in SA to over 1.4-million.
The country has recorded more than 1.2-million recoveries at a recovery rate of almost 87 percent.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) January 23, 2021
In other news – Minister Motshekga says private schools can open on 1 February
The Department of Basic Education on Friday published a notice in the Government Gazette which says pupils at public schools must be back in the class on 15 February. Learn more