South Africa reaches a new high in death rates
South Africa’s Covid-19 related death rate reaches a new high at 216 in 24 hours.
The new peak brings the total number of deaths to 4669.
KwaZulu–Natal is standing at third of the fatality rate with 41 deaths behind 47 from Western Cape and 86 from Gauteng. The Health Minister Zweli Mkhize also said in his statement that the Eastern Cape had 25 deaths, the Free State 10 and Mpumalanga 7.
To date, the country has conducted approximately 2 324 923 COVID-19 tests, Mkhize reported 13 172 new positive cases as of Thursday.
After six days of breaking into the top 10 countries with most COVID-19 infections the country moved up and now stands at 6th position right below Peru.
This fast climb of infection is due to the country’s rigorous attempt at getting as many people tested as possible to find the infected and slow down the spread.
South Africa is showing increasing numbers of infections and deaths, due to the high volume of tests being conducted, as an attempt to contain the virus.
South Africa is currently 4th in the global standings of countries that have conducted daily Covid-19 tests per thousand people, according to Our World in Data.
Although the Covid-19 death toll reached a new high, the recovery rate stands at 51%, with more than 165,000 people have recovered.