COVID-19 cases continue to climb, with new infections nudging the 11,000 mark.
A month ago, daily cases were around 2,500.
The cumulative number of cases in South Africa is now 912,477.
At least 787,782 people have recovered from the virus.
The health department said 254 people have died due to the virus since the last report, mostly in the Eastern Cape.
The total number of people who have succumbed to COVID-19 in South Africa now stands at 24,539.
#COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 19 December.
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— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) December 19, 2020
In other news – Sadness as Cassper Nyovest quits Hip Hop
In the early hours of this morning rapper, Cassper Nyovest surprised many when he announced his plans to quit Hip Hop. The rapper, who’s explored other genres in the past including Kwaito and Amapiano expressed his love for the House sub-genre that has taken the country by storm.
The man, who says he’ll only be getting back to rap in 2020 is getting back to dance music as early as 2021. Learn More