SA records 8 436 new COVID-19 cases, 208 deaths on Tuesday

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South Africa has recorded 8 436 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 1 761 066.

Two hundred and eight COVID-19-related deaths were also reported in the last 24-hour cycle, pushing the national death toll to 58 087.

Recoveries now stand at 1 616 405, representing a recovery rate of 91,8%.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 12 270 842.

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will move back to alert level 3 of the national lockdown.

The President briefed the nation on Tuesday night after a meeting with various stakeholders, including the National Coronavirus Command Council.

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