SA’s Covid national death toll passes 53k mark

Thirty-seven more people have died in South Africa after contracting the virus.

These latest fatalities, recorded over the past 24-hour cycle, bring the national death toll to 53,032.

The Health Department says that 437 infections were also picked up over that period, with the recovery rate currently at 95% with just over 272,000 health care workers being vaccinated so far.