South Africa’s Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize has revealed that his country has recorded 132 coronavirus related deaths bringing the total number of deaths to 11 879.
The minister also said that there were 162 more Covid-19 related deaths – 70 from Eastern Cape, 27 from Gauteng, 21 from KwaZulu-Natal, 6 from Free State, 18 from North West and 20 from Western Cape
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Mkhize also said the total number of coronavirus cases stood at 587 345 after a 3 692 increase in infections over the past 24 hours. In a Sunday update, he said:
We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased.
The number of recoveries currently stands at 472 377 which translates to a recovery rate of 80%.
South Africa has the highest number of infections on the African continent and is also among the most affected globally.
The health department claims that over 3.4 million people have been tested for coronavirus since March and in the past 24 hours, just over 22 000 people were tested.
South Africa has prepared over a million graves for coronavirus victims in Gauteng.
Source: IOL News