South Africa’s death toll surged by 128 over the past 24 hours. The highest number reported in a single day.
The death toll now stands at 2657. Nearly 7000 new COVID-19 cases take the total number of infections to more than 150,000.
More than 73,000 people have already recovered, nearly 49% of those who were infected.
The Western Cape reported 52 deaths, 36 in Gauteng, 25 in the Eastern Cape, 11 in KZN and 4 in Mpumalanga. Data shows that 92% of those who died since the outbreak, were older than 40.
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