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54 new deaths due to COVID-19 : by Xolisile Dlou

Picture sourced from the internet: , South Africa recorded a total of 727 595 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as well as 19 465 deaths related to the novel coronavirus, with 772 new cases identified since the last report.

According to Monday released daily Covid-19 report by the Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, South Africa recorded a total of 727 595 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as well as 19 465 deaths related to the novel coronavirus, with 772 new cases identified since the last report.

Mkhize also declared that a further 54 COVID-19-related deaths, of which four occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours, one in KwaZulu-Natal and three in the Western Cape. He further explained that as a result this brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 19 465

He further added that the Eastern Cape reported 24 deaths, 13 from the Free State, one from KwaZulu-Natal, two from Limpopo, one from Mpumalanga, nine from the Northern Cape and four from the Western Cape. He emphasized that the number of recoveries stands at 657 500, which translates to a recovery rate of 90%.

He concluded by saying that “we extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased patients,” he said.