JOHANNESBURG, 27 December 2020 – More than one million positive COVID-19 cases have been detected in South Africa as of Sunday, official data shows.

Cases detected in the country reached 1,004,413 on Sunday, according to South Africa’s health minister Zweli Mkhize.

Testing for COVID19 – Photo Reuters/Lucy Nicholson

South Africa’s first positive case was detected on 5 March 2020.

That first case was detected in a 38-year-old man who returned to South Africa from a trip to Italy.

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The death toll from the virus continues to rise, hitting 214 people killed by the virus on Sunday.

A total of 844,874 people, representing 84.1 percent of all those infected, have fully recovered from the disease, according to data from the health ministry and the World Health Organization.

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