Limpopo records largest increase in Covid-19 daily deaths

Limpopo records largest increase in new Covid-19 daily deaths

As the country waits for a possible easing to lockdown level 1, the number of Covid-19 related deaths has further increased by 142.

 

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The latest report by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize shows that Limpopo has recorded the largest increase in fatalities - with 67 related deahts.

 

This is followed by 19 related deaths reported in Mpumalanga, 16 in KwaZulu-Natal, 13 in the Western Cape, 12 in Gauteng, 11 in the Northern Cape and 4 deaths in the Eastern Cape. 

 

The national total of coronavirus deaths has increased to 15 641.


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The report further shows that only 772 cases of the Coronavirus have been identified in the past 24  hours - with 11 603 new tests conducted.

 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, a total of 651 522 cases of the Coronavirus have been identified.

 

A total of 583 126 recoveries have been recorded, with the recovery rate at 89.5%.

 

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