KZN accounts for nearly 50% of new COVID-19 deaths

KZN accounts for nearly 50% of new COVID-19 deaths

The number of COVID-19 related deaths continues to increase significantly, with KwaZulu-Natal accounting for nearly 50% of fatalities confirmed in the latest report. 

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Statistics released by National Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday, show that 680 more people succumbed to Covid-19 related illnesses.

KwaZulu-Natal accounts for 306 of those fatalities.

Gauteng has recorded 141 Covid-19 deaths, followed by the Western Cape at 95 and the Eastern Cape at 86.

A further 28 more people have succumbed to Covid-19 in the Free State, 18 in Mpumalanga, 4 in Limpopo and 2 in the Northern Cape.

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This brings the cumulative number of Covid-19 related deaths to date to 41 797.

A total of 6 042 new cases were reported over the 24 hours up to Tuesday evening.

The cumulative number of COVID-19 cases identified in South Africa is 1 423 578.

The country’s recovery rate has increased to 88%.

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