Record increase in Covid-19 related deaths

Record increase in Covid-19 related deaths

More that 200 people have succumbed to deaths linked to coronavirus, in the 24 hours leading up to Thursday evening.


Nurse holds a swab for the coronavirus / covid19 test stock photo

The latest daily report by Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, shows that 216 people have died as a result of the virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 4 669.


Gauteng has reported 86 deaths, while there were 46 new deaths in the Western Cape.

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“KwaZulu-Natal has 41 reported deaths, the Free State has 10, while Mpumalanga recorded seven. The number of new Covid-19 cases has also increased by a whopping 13 172,” reads the statement.


Meanwhile, South Africa’s recovery rate has steadily increased from 48% to 51% in one week.


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