160 more COVID deaths push SA's toll to 86,376

© AFP FILE: A hospital worker walks amongst patients in the COVID-19 ward at Khayelitsha Hospital, about 35km from the centre of Cape Town, on 29 December 2020. The patents in this ward are not critically serious, but do require oxygen and to lie down. JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to 86,376, with 160 more fatalities recorded over the past 24-hour cycle.

Over that same timeframe, 2,197 more tests also came back positive, with the country’s caseload ballooning to 2 743 865.

On the vaccine front, 16 358 076 jabs have been administered in the country so far.

A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 743 865 with 2 197 new cases reported. Today 160 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 86 376 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 743 865 with a recovery rate of 95,1% pic.twitter.com/nupJDrYhAA

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