South Africa confirms 572 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

South Africa has recorded a daily high number of COVID-19 deaths at 572 bringing the accumulative number of deaths in the country to 5,940.

The news comes at a time when the Ministry of Health in South Africa confirmed 13,150 new cases of the virus from a sample size of 48,553.

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The country now has an accumulative 394,948 positive cases with number of samples tested rising to 2,585,474.

Also confirmed was a new 21,031 cases of recovery bringing the total number of recoveries to 229,175.

“As of today, a cumulative total of 394 948 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded. The total number of tests conducted to date is 2 585 474 with 48 553 new tests conducted since the last report. The number of recoveries currently stands at 229 175.”

On Thursday a report from BBC confirmed a team from Oxford University was in South Africa conducting human trials of the coronavirus vaccine.

Due to the high number of cases in the country, the experts hope that vaccine can be successful and curb the raising numbers.

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