South Africa records 2,270 new COVID-19 cases

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A medical worker stands outside a temporary tent in a hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, July 10, 2020. As of Thursday, a total of 238,339 COVID-19 cases were reported in South Africa, said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)
A medical worker stands outside a temporary tent in a hospital in Pretoria, South Africa, July 10, 2020. (Photo by Yeshiel/Xinhua)

South Africa recorded 2,270 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 767,679.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the total number of deaths rose to 20,903 after 58 more COVID-19 related fatalities were reported.

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

He said the cumulative number of COVID-19 tests conducted since the virus was first reported about eight months ago is now 5,290,966 with nearly 21,904 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

The minister further said that 710,099 people have recovered from the virus, which translates to a recovery rate of 92.5%.

South Africa is the 16th most-affected country globally in terms of infections and is the most affected on the African continent.

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