South Africa's Coronavirus infections rise to 1,280

Cape Town, The total number of COVID-19 infections in South Africa has risen to 1,280, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.

In his latest update on the COVID-19 pandemic, he also confirmed the second death of a COVID-19 patient, a 74-year-old male.

The man tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday after travelling to the Kruger National Park in northeast South Africa with his family and came back with flu-like symptoms, the minister said on Sunday, Xinhua news agency reported.

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Those in contact with the deceased, including his family members and 14 health workers, are now in quarantine and being monitored.

South Africa has the largest number of COVID-19 cases on the African continent and is currently in a 21-day national lockdown.

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