Fifty-three more people have succumbed to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours here on home soil, pushing the death toll to more than 53,200.
The Health Department said 1,267 new cases were recorded on the same day, meaning more than 1.556 million people have tested positive for the virus since the start of the pandemic.
At the same time, our recovery rate is at a steady 95%, which means more than 1.481 million people have recovered.
On the vaccination front, 288,368 health care workers have so far received their Johnson and Johnson jab under the Sisonke vaccination study.
#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 09 April.
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In other news – South Africans shocked by Boity’s alcohol prices
Tv presenter and rapper Boitumelo “Boity” Thulo has received backlash about the prices of her alcohol. Following in the footsteps of other female celebrities who are already making their marks in the alcohol business such as Khanyi Mbau, Bonang Matheba, Kelly Khumalo, and DJ Zinhle, Boity recently announced her new alcohol business venture BT Signature.
Announcing her power move last month, she posted a picture of herself sipping on her BT Signature and a few pictures of the beverage with a caption. Learn More