“Gentle easing of pressure” on hospitals in the WCape

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[…]

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Seven more deaths, 2 506 COVID-19 cases

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[…]

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US coronavirus deaths top 15,000

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[…]

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SA has most coronavirus deaths in one day

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[…]

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NY records 731 new coronavirus deaths

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[…]

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SA records 2 more deaths as cases rise to 1 655

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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