South Africa’s COVID-19 infections breach 600,000 mark: health ministry

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s confirmed COVID-19 cases have surpassed 600,000, the health ministry said on Friday, even though the number of new cases has been declining since a peak in July.

The country now has 603,338 confirmed cases of the virus and 12,843 people have died, the ministry said in a statement shortly after the figures were first posted by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases on Twitter.

South Africa’s COVID-19 infections breach 600,000 mark: health ministry

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