SA records 983 359 COVID-19 cases, 26 276 deaths

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The South African Health Ministry says as of Friday, a cumulative total of 983 359 COVID-19 cases have been identified with 14 796 identified since the last report.

The cumulative 6 378 007 tests have been conducted with 52 223 tests completed since the last report.

The recoveries currently stand at 830 251.

SA’s latest stats:

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The department says they have regrettably, reported 293 more COVID-19 related deaths, Eastern Cape 115, Free State six, Gauteng 23, Kwa-Zulu Natal 27, Limpopo 10, Mpumalanga five and Western Cape 107.

This brings the total to 26 276 deaths.

The department has conveyed their condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.

As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 983 359, the total number of deaths is 26 276 and the total number of recoveries is 830 251. pic.twitter.com/baCRtZa8Rj

— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) December 25, 2020

Source: sabcnews