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South Africa’s Covid-19 deaths now at 1162, as cases rise over 52 900

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South Africa’s Covid-19 deaths now at 1162, as cases rise over 52 900

Johannesburg – South Africa now has over 52 900 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus and over 1100 deaths, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Tuesday night.

This is an increase of 2112 cases, taking confirmed positive cases since March to 52 991. Data released by Mkhize showed that there were just under one million Covid-19 tests which had been conducted in the country.

Mkhize said a total of just over 968 000 tests had been conducted in the public and private sector, with 25 000 tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

Tuesday’s death tally showed that there were 82 more Covid-19 deaths recorded, with 61 of the deceased coming from the Western Cape.

Western Cape – 61

Easterm Cape – 11

Gauteng – 10

“This brings the total national deaths to 1162 with a mortality rate of 2,2%. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased,” said Mkhize.

He said total recoveries were now ar 29 006, translating to a recovery rate of 54.8%. The overwhelming majority of recoveries were in the Western Cape, with about just over 20 000.

The country is currently in Day 75 of the national lockdown which was been eased to alert level three since the start of June, allowing more businesses and alcohol to be sold for the first time since late March.

LATEST BREAKDOWN

Total Cases

Total Deaths

Recoveries

Active Cases

South Africa

52991

1162

29006

22823

Western Cape

34819

890

20791

13138

Eastern Cape

6760

138

3514

3108

Gauteng

6546

57

2575

3914

KZN

3255

62

1566

1627

North West

604

1

88

515

Free State

391

9

162

220

Limpopo

253

3

158

92

Mpumalanga

184

1

111

72

Northern Cape

 

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