SA Covid-19 death toll passes 15,000 mark
On Monday, Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize reported South Africa’s Covid-19 death toll rate rose above the 15 000 mark, with a mounting of 15 086 deaths recorded.
The country recorded 82 new additional deaths. KwaZulu-Natal with the most death of 27, followed by Western Cape with 20, Gauteng 15, Eastern Cape 9, Free State 6 and the remaining 5 were from Northern Cape.
The minister expressed the condolences for the beloved of the ones who have passed away and showed gratitude for his team.
“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers that treated the deceased patients,” said Mkhize.
The ministry of health has been able to gain an 88.6% recovery rate percentage, converting to 567 729 recoveries.
Covid-19 confirmed cases were at a cumulative total of 640 441 according to the health departments report, with a new 1 079 recorded cases.
A number of Durban University of Technology students have been spotted not practicing social distancing or having their masks on, when asked about the seriousness of their actions some had this to say.
Do you wear your mask because of the fear of the virus spreading or because it was made a law?
A student who preferred to keep their name anonymous said, “To be honest it’s because of law otherwise I don’t think we are where we were 5 months ago in terms of cases and it’s now hot, the virus doesn’t thrive well in warmer climates.”
Is South Africa ready to level 1 of lockdown?
Student said, “We are ready for level 1 not only because the economy is at risk but because we’ve fought a tough fight and now we’ve managed the surge.”