S. Africa reports 7,882 new COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2020-12-13 14:11:11|Editor: huaxia
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JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- South Africa on Saturday reported 7,882 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 852,965, the country's health department reported.

Meanwhile, 154 more COVID-19 deaths were recorded, taking the country's death toll from the disease to 23,106, it said. The ministry also reported a total of 760,118 recoveries from the disease to date.

South Africa is currently in the midst of a second wave of the coronavirus, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize warned on Wednesday.

"We are now in a second wave," he said. "We are seeing the pressure has built up in a number of provinces."

Mkhize made the remarks during his visit to the Nelson Mandela Bay where lockdown measures were tightened this week due to rising COVID-19 cases. Enditem