South Africa records 7,552 new COVID-19 cases

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - APRIL 30: Health workers screen for COVID-19 in Wynberg Main Road on April 30, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. It is reported that mass community screenings and testing are key in fighting the pandemic, and help authorities determine where resources need to be deployed. (Photo by Ziyaad Douglas/Gallo Images via Getty Images)
CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA – APRIL 30: Health workers screen for COVID-19 in Wynberg Main Road on April 30, 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa. It is reported that mass community screenings and testing are key in fighting the pandemic, and help authorities determine where resources need to be deployed. (Photo by Ziyaad Douglas/Gallo Images via Getty Images)

South Africa on Tuesday reported 7,552 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 873,679, the country’s health department reported.

Meanwhile, 210 more COVID-19 deaths were recorded, taking the country’s death toll from the disease to 23,661, it said.

The department also reported a total of 764,977 recoveries from the disease to date.

South Africa is ready for the vaccine registration process after having established a specialized working group called the COVID-19 vaccine registration working group, said the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority on Tuesday