South Africa's COVID-19 infections breach 600,000 mark - health ministry

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases have surpassed 600,000, the health ministry said on Friday, even though the number of new cases has been declining since a peak in July. The country now has 603,338 confirmed cases of the virus and 12,843 people have died, the ministry said in a statement shortly after the figures were first posted by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases on Twitter. (Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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South Africa's COVID-19 infections breach 600,000 mark - health ministry

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases have surpassed 600,000, the health ministry said on Friday, even though the number of new cases has been declining since a peak in July.

The country now has 603,338 confirmed cases of the virus and 12,843 people have died, the ministry said in a statement shortly after the figures were first posted by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases on Twitter.

(Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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