SA records 2 646 new COVID-19 cases, 86 deaths

21 November 2020, 9:50 PM
South Africa has recorded 2 646 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national positive total to 765 409. Gauteng still has for the most cases provincially, accounting for 30.4% (232 856) of total cases.
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