Covid-19 update: SA records 1,050 new cases and 164 deaths

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MEC Bandile Masuku and Minister Zweli Mkhize visited Nasrec as part of monitoring state of readiness as COVID-19 cases increase in Gauteng and to support staff working during pandemic, 20 July 2020. Picture:Nigel Sibanda

South Africa has recorded a total of 706,304 positive cases of Covid-19, the health department has announced.

1,050 new cases were recorded on Tuesday.

164 more deaths have also been recorded: 46 from Eastern Cape, 41 from the Free State, 52 from Gauging, 1 from Mpumalanga, 2 from Northern Cape, 8 from Western Cape, 9 from KwaZulu-Natal and 5 from Limpopo.

This brings the total number Covid-19 related deaths to 18,656.

“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients,” said the department.

The Citizen