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63 more Covid-19 deaths, cases at 83 890

Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng/African News Agency (ANA)

Picture: Motshwari Mofokeng/African News Agency (ANA)

Published Jun 18, 2020

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CAPE TOWN- South Africa has recorded 63 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the national death toll to 1 737, while the cumulative number of cases is 83 890, an increase of 3 478.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said: "Regrettably, we report a further 63 Covid-19 deaths - 6 from the Eastern Cape and 57 from the Western Cape."

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Mkhize said the mortality rate is 2.1 percent.

Recoveries to date are 44 920, which translates to a recovery rate of 53.5percent.

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