SA records 17 351 new COVID-19 cases, 520 deaths
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says another 520 people have died from COVID 19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period, taking the overall official death toll to 70 908.
However, experts have said, the country’s real COVID-19 death toll could be substantially higher given the large number of excess deaths reported since the start of the pandemic.
This as the number of infections also continue to increase steadily. South Africa on Wednesday recorded 17 302 new cases of the coronavirus, pushing the total number of laboratory-confirmed infections to 2 408 525.
Recoveries now stand at 2 186 988.