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SA records 457 more Covid deaths – highest single day rate since February

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South Africa on Tuesday recorded 457 deaths related to the Covid-19 virus – the highest for a single day since February 2 when the peak of the second wave was receding.

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SOUTH Africa on Tuesday recorded 457 deaths related to the Covid-19 virus – the highest for a single day since February 2 when the peak of the second wave was receding.

The new deaths brings the death rate so far to 62,628 , data from the National Department of Health showed.

As of Tuesday, the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases identified in SA was 2,090,909 after 15,501 new cases were reported.

Covid-19 statistics as of July 6, 2021.

The cumulative recoveries now stand at 1,845,038 representing a recovery rate of 88.2%.

A total of 3,631 ,102 vaccines had been administered. This as the data showed that there was a total of 182,243 active cases of people battling Covid-19.

Gauteng continued to lead the way in terms of active cases with 89,553 followed by the Western Cape with 22,710.

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