Another 18 people died in KZN this weekend from Covid-19. Picture: PxHere
Another 18 people died in KZN this weekend from Covid-19. Picture: PxHere

Covid-19 claims the lives of 18 KZN residents this weekend

By Jolene Marriah-Maharaj Time of article published Mar 8, 2021

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Durban – Another 18 people died from Covid-19 in KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend.

According to statistics released by the Department of Health, 16 people died on Saturday and two people on Sunday.

KZN still has the highest number of active Covid-19 cases nationally with 9 140 cases reported in the past 24 hours.

The Western Cape in second place has 5 603 active cases and the Free State 4 804 cases.

The Eastern Cape had the least number of cases – 305 with zero deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

Also recording zero deaths were North West, Northern Cape and Limpopo provinces.

As the country marked a year since the first Covid-19 cases were reported in SA on Friday, over 100 000 health care workers had been vaccinated.

SA has a 94.7% recovery rate with 1 521 068 cases.

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