SA records 1,712 new cases and 46 deaths

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1,712 new cases of Covid-19 have been identified in South Africa since the last report, taking the total number to 730,548, the health department has announced.

46 new deaths have also been recorded: 24 from Eastern Cape, 9 from Gauteng, 3 from the Free State, 5 from KwaZulu-Natal, 1 from Northern Cape and 4 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 19,585. Of the 46 deaths reported today, 9 were reported to have occurred in the past 24-48 hours.

“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