South Africa recorded 119 more Covid-19-related deaths by Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 20 433.
Of the 119 deaths, seven reportedly occurred in the past 48 hours – three in the Free State and four in the Western Cape.
"We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients," Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement on Tuesday evening.
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There have been 1 987 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 754 256.
The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 5 160 877, with 17 930 new tests conducted since the last report.
Recoveries are now 696 820, which translates to a recovery rate of 92.4%.
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