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As of Tuesday evening, South Africa had a cumulative total of 772 252 Covid-19 cases. On the same day, the US marked 12.7 million cases, while the next highest infection rates were in India (9.22 million), Brazil (6.12 million) and France (2.15 million).

South Africa also recorded 115 more tragic deaths, with 45 deaths recorded in the Eastern Cape noted South African minister of health Dr Zweli Mkhize.

Earlier this month, during his address to the nation, President Ramaphosa called on the nation to demonstrate remembrance of all those who have departed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and gender-based violence.

Wednesday is the first of five days of mourning of victims of the pandemic and Gender Based Violence. This period of mourning is part of the government’s 16 days of activism against women and children abuse which was launched on Tuesday.

The South African National Flag will be flown to half-mast to symbolise the beginning of the 5 Days of Remembrance of loved ones and citizens who have lost their lives through Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF) and COVID-19.

Here are the latest South African Covid-19 statistics

Total Deaths and Recoveries

Regrettably, 115 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported:

  • Eastern Cape 45
  • Free State 20
  • Gauteng 19
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal 10
  • Northern Cape 5
  • Western Cape 16

This brings the total to 21 083 deaths.

“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health- care workers that treated the deceased patients,” noted  Mkhize. “Our recoveries now stand at 716 444 which translates to a recovery rate of 92,8%.”


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