Gauteng records 103 Covid-19 deaths, national toll passes 8 000

Gauteng records 103 Covid-19 deaths, national toll passes 8 000

Gauteng once again recorded the highest numbers of deaths due to Covid-19, the Department of Health said on Friday.

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The province recorded 103 fatalities, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 36. The Western Cape had 33 deaths, Mpumalanga 13, and the Eastern Cape eight.

 


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In a statement, the Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize said this brings the deaths since the pandemic hit the county to 8005. 

 

"We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.”

 

Mkhize also revealed that there had been 11 014 new cases, which brings the national tally to 493 813 infections.

 

"The number of recoveries currently stands at 326 171 which translates to a recovery rate of 66%."

 

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