Covid-19 related deaths breach 30,000 mark


A total of 434 more Covid-19 related deaths were reported yesterday, bringing the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 30 011.

Of these deaths 133  were from the Eastern Cape, 2 from the Free State, 36 from Gauteng, 71 from KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), 7 from Limpopo, 25 from North West and 157 from the Western Cape.

As of Monday, 4 January 2021, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 1 113 349 with 12 601 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed.

Mkhize noted that new cases represented a 33,7% positivity rate since the last report.

“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health workers that treated the deceased,” the minister added.

Recoveries now stand at 911 573 at a recovery rate of 81,9%, while a total of 6 780 272 tests have been completed with 37 419 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Citizen