JOHANNESBURG 

South Africa reported 14 more fatalities Thursday from the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s death toll to 48. 

“As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 2,605,” said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

On Wednesday, South Africa recorded 2,506 confirmed cases, meaning there has been an increase of 99 cases overnight.

Mkhize also said 903 people had recovered, adding the heath sector is encouraged by the increasing number of patients recovering from COVID-19.

“We also note that the number of tests being conducted continues to rise, with the total number of tests conducted to

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