South Africans are dying at a much higher rate than expected as Covid-19 continues to spread at a significant pace in at least three provinces. Excess deaths between 6 May and 14 July topped 17 000, according to the latest research by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and[…]
The Western Cape Department of Health says early indications are that pressure is easing on hospitals in the province. During a digital media briefing today, officials said they are noticing a decline in COVID-19 hospitalisations and deaths, which is less than what was projected by epidemiologists. According to the National[…]
The number of positive Covid-19 cases in South Africa has risen by 3 478 to 83 890, with 44 920 recoveries. A further 63 deaths have taken the toll to 1 737, as of Thursday. “…we report a further 63 Covid-19-related deaths – six in the Eastern Cape and 57[…]
The novel coronavirus has killed nearly 50,000 people in the United States, after one of the deadliest days of the pandemic which saw 3,176 deaths, according to a tally on Thursday from Johns Hopkins University. The deaths were recorded in the 24 hours up to 8:30pm (0030 GMT Friday), bringing[…]
Seven more people have died of Covid-19 in the country, with the death toll increasing to 65, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday evening. In a statement, he said five of the latest deaths occurred in the Western Cape, while the other two were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal. “We express[…]
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that another seven deaths from coronavirus have been confirmed, bringing the total number of deaths to 34. Mkhize was briefing the media in Johannesburg. He says most of those who died had underlying health conditions and were older than 50. Mkhize says the sudden[…]
The number of deaths in the United States linked to the novel coronavirus topped 15,000 on Thursday, but officials said that despite the grim tallies, there are signs the pandemic might be nearing its peak in the cities hardest hit early on in the crisis. More than 451,000 people across[…]
Five people have lost their lives to the coronavirus in South Africa, bringing the death toll to 18. This is the most deaths in one day in South Africa. The Department of Health has also indicated that the number of confirmed cases has increased by 96, bringing the total to[…]
New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, marking the biggest one-day jump in the outbreak. The state’s death toll since the beginning of the outbreak is now 5,489, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo. “That’s 731 people who we lost. Behind every one of those numbers is an[…]
Two more people have died due to Covid-19 in South Africa, bringing the total number of deaths to 11, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize announced on Sunday. The number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa have also increased by 70 cases to 1 655, Mkhize said. The first deceased patient[…]
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