Covid-19 update: 1 641 new cases reported and 90% recovery rate

Covid-19 update: 1 641 new cases reported and 90% recovery rate

- The department of health has released a statement revealing the latest Covid-19 update

- The figures show that in the last 24 hours 1641 new cases have been reported bringing the total cases to 688 532

- The recovery rate currently stands at 90% with 4 360 105 tests having been carried out by the department

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The department of Health has released a statement revealing that in the last 24 hours South Africa has reported 1641 new Covid-19 cases.

In addition, the total number of cases stands at 688 532 and the recovery rate is currently sitting at 90%.

In total, the department of health has carried out 4 360 105 with 20 419 new tests conducted since the last report.

The total number of recoveries currently sits at 620 081 and 17 547 deaths.

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The department of health has given South Africa an update on the latest Covid-19 figures. Photo credit: Facebook/South African Government
The latest Covid-19 figures have been released by the department of health. Photo credit: Facebook/South African Government
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Earlier, reported that China has signed a deal to make sure that Covid-19 vaccines are also handed out to developing countries. COVAX made a vow to get vaccines to nations that are poorer as soon as they are created.

The agreement gives China a big role in the battle against the pandemic. This will be done by sharing vaccines with countries that are far less developed and disadvantaged.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying says that China joined COVAX for this reason:

"To honour its commitment to turn COVID-19 vaccines into a global public good."

China has been working overtime to find a vaccine for the Coronavirus. The City of Beijing made a prediction that they will have a vaccine rolling out before the end of the year.

Chinese soldiers, emergency staff, and overseas workers have already received the vaccine. However, the country has not completed clinical trials yet. The country has celebrated its success in controlling the COVID-19 pandemic inside its borders.

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In other news, Fake news messages about COVID-19 have been making the rounds on social media and Western Cape Premier Alan Winde warned residents not to share the news.

There is news spreading in the Western Cape that COVID-19 infections are on the rise in the province.

Winde said in a statement on Friday: ’’This is fake news and I call on residents not to share it."
Winde wrote on social media, : "We’re aware that a message is doing the rounds on WhatsApp regarding an increase in COVID-19 cases at Groote Schuur Hospital. This is fake news."

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