Faizel Patel – 14/01/2021
A shocking 806 more people have died here in South Africa after contracting COVID-19.
These latest fatalities have pushed our known death toll to 35,140.
There’s also be a major increase in the number of daily new infections with 18,555 new cases confirmed over the past 24 hours.
Since the start of the pandemic, over 1,278,000 tests have come back positive.
Gauteng accounts the lion’s share of these infections followed by the KZN and the Western Cape.
Our recovery rate has slipped to 80% on Thursday with over 1,030,000 people having recuperated so far from the pandemic.