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Picture: Jacques Naude/African News Agency(ANA)

73 more deaths take Covid-19 fatalities over 2500, infections rise past 144 000

By IOL reporter Time of article published Jun 29, 2020

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Johannesburg - With 73 more deaths recorded on Monday night, South Africa’s Covid-19 death toll jumped to 2529 fatalities. 

This as confirmed infections since March soar to 144 264, with over 70 000 recoveries. This means active cases stand at 73 650. 

South Africa is currently on Day 95 of its lockdown. The country is now on level 3 of an eased lockdown which has allowed millions of workers to return to work. 

The only two provinces to not record deaths on Monday night were the Northern Cape and the Free State provinces. 

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said the 73 new deaths were from the following provinces: 

  • Western Cape, 43 deaths

  • Eastern Cape, 10

  • KZN, 6

  • Gauteng, 6 

  • Limpopo, 5 

  • North West, 2

  • Mpumalanga, 1

The country expects its Covid-19 peak between July and August, with Gauteng currently the province with the most active cases despite the Western Cape having the most infections and death.

Gauteng Health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku said the majority of the province’s cases were mild.

BREAKDOWN


Infections

Deaths

Recoveries

Active 


South Africa

144264

2529

70614

71121


Western Cape

61375

1807

42636

16932


Gauteng

39841

180

9738

29923


Eastern Cape

26184

397

12824

12963


KZN

9041

115

3602

5324


North West

3931

7

433

3491


Free State

1377

9

385

983


Limpopo

1011

10

434

567


Mpumalanga

1089

3

376

710


Northern Cape

404

1

186

217


Mkhize said he was sending condolences to those who had lost loved ones and thanked health workers for treating the deceased. 

“The mortality rate is 1,8%. The number of recoveries is 70 614, which translates to a recovery rate of 48,9%,” said Mkhize. 

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