South Africa exceeded 615,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 this Thursday after nearly 2,700 more cases occurred on the previous day and remains the African country hardest hit by the pandemic.
According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, there have been 615,701 confirmed positive results so far, while there are already 13,502 deaths following the 194 new deaths registered on Wednesday.
On a positive note, 525,245 people have already managed to overcome COVID-19 in the country. The recovery rate is 85 percent, according to the health ministry late Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Helen Rees, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Biovac Institute in Cape Town, announced that South Africa could be the first country on the continent to make the vaccine.