S.Africa reports 24-hour record of 1,160 new virus cases

South Africa reported 1,160 new coronavirus infections, the highest daily number since the first case was recorded in March, SIA reports.

"As of today, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 15,515 with 1,160 new cases identified in the last 24-hour cycle of testing," said the ministry statement.

The Western Cape province, popular with tourists, accounted for nearly 60 percent of the national numbers. The numbers of deaths rose by three to 263 from Saturday. Africa's most industrialised economy has the highest numbers of infections in Africa, followed by Egypt which has so far recorded 11,719 Covid-19 cases, including 612 deaths.

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