On Sunday, 9 August, South Africa recorded 6 670 new Covid-19 cases….
While the recovery rate has increased to 73%, this has been tempered by the death of 198 people.
This brings the number of confirmed cases to 559 858 after 30 318 more tests were conducted.
On Sunday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed another 198 people died of Covid-19.
The Eastern Cape had 80 confirmed deaths, while Gauteng had 32, KwaZulu-Natal 63 and the Western Cape 23.
“This brings the cumulative total of reported Covid-19-related deaths to 10 408,” said Mkhize who offered condolences to the loved ones of those who died.
Women on the frontline:
In his daily update from the Western Cape, premier Alan Winde acknowledged the women working on the frontline as the country commemorated women’s day.
“We thank the thousands of women in our healthcare system, working as doctors, nurses, researchers, scientists, technicians, hospital cleaners, catering and administrative staff who ensure that the sick people of this province get the care that they need.”
“We also thank all of those dedicated women who are teachers, school staff, social workers, sports coaches and law enforcement officers who are on the ground in our communities, making a difference in people’s lives. I thank those women who patrol as members of a neighbourhood watch, who care for the children, the less fortunate and the elderly in their communities. We thank those women who are making meals to feed the hungry, the business leaders who are creating jobs and sharing their skills.”
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) August 9, 2020
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