SA reports less COVID-19 cases for 2nd consecutive day

    A doctor walks in the Respiratory & Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit (RMPRU) at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Soweto on July 14, 2020. - Six senior clinicians in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Wits University have volunteered to participate in South Africaís first COVID-19 vaccine trial. (Photo by Luca Sola / AFP)
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    JOHANNESBURG – For the second consecutive day, South Africa has had less than 10,000 new COVID-19 cases.

    Since July 9, the Department of Health reported more than 10,000 new cases daily but that trend was broken on Monday.

    There’s now 381 798 confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa with 8,170 new cases.

    The other positive trend is the recovery rate that’s now at 54-percent.

    This means more than 200,000 people have already recovered after testing positive.

    The health department reported 195 further COVID-19 related deaths: 74 from the Eastern Cape, 48 from the Western Cape, 43 in Gauteng, and 30 in KZN.

    More than 2.5-million tests have been conducted since the outbreak began.

    Source: eNCA (