COVID-19 WRAP | SA records 1,325 new cases, 48 deaths in the past 24 hours

17 April 2021 - 09:00 By TimesLIVE
Health workers look for an address as they administer the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine to elderlies who cannot leave home, in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 16, 2021.
Health workers look for an address as they administer the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine to elderlies who cannot leave home, in the Rocinha slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 16, 2021.
Image: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares

April 17 2021 - 22:20

SA records 1,325 new Covid-19 cases, 48 deaths in the past 24 hours

SA recorded 1,325 new Covid-19 cases and 48 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the latest stats released by the health department on Saturday. 

The cumulative number of cases for SA is 1,565,680. There have been a total of 53,711 deaths.

April 17 2021 - 12:44

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April 17 2021 - 10:49

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April 17 2021 - 09:41

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April 17 2021 - 09:30

Hundreds test positive to coronavirus at 'superspreader' Kumbh Mela festival in India

Huge crowds of mostly maskless Hindu devotees flock to the banks of the River Ganges for a weeks-long festival as India battles a record surge in coronavirus infections.

April 17 2021 - 09:00

CDC warns rising coronavirus infections could "threaten" US progress

The US is less than 20 million coronavirus vaccine doses away from President Biden's goal of 200 million shots in 100 days.

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