File picture: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency (ANA)
File picture: Ayanda Ndamane/African News Agency (ANA)

Confirmed Covid-19 cases in SA pass 100 000 mark

By IOL reporter Time of article published Jun 22, 2020

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Johannesburg – The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa has breached the 100 000 mark at 101 590, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Monday.

Mkhize reported a further 61 Covid-19-related deaths – one from Limpopo, three from KwaZulu-Natal, 18 from the Eastern Cape and 39 from the Western Cape. This brings the total deaths to 1 991. 

A total of 1 353 176 tests have been completed, of which 25 116 are new tests. 

The mortality rate stands at 2%, while there have been 53 444 recoveries, which translates to a recovery rate of 52.6%.

Data supplied by the Department of Health

Meanwhile, South Africa's front-line doctors say their mental health has deteriorated in recent weeks, according to a survey conducted by the Medical Protection Society (MPS), which represents 32 000 health-care professionals in the country.

A total of 346 doctors took part in the survey on their psychological wellbeing. It found that a third of them felt their mental health was worse compared with two weeks ago.

MPS reported that 60% said they were concerned about the health of their families and friends, 54% were worried about finances and 42% about their own health. The survey also found 40% were worried about the health of their patients.


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