Fri, 25 Sep 2020

The number of Covid-19-related deaths in South Africa went up by 345 on Tuesday. Gauteng bore the brunt, with 116 people dying.The Western Cape saw 97 people dying, while 89 died in KwaZulu-Natal.

The number of people who died of Covid-19 went up by 345 on Tuesday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced.

Gauteng bore the brunt, with 116 people dying.

In the Eastern Cape, 43 people died, 89 in KwaZulu-Natal, and 97 in the Western Cape.

"This brings the cumulative number of deaths to 8 884," said Mkhize as he offered his condolences and thanked health workers.

The country has now recorded 521 318 confirmed Covid-19 cases, with 363 751 recoveries so far.

This is a recovery rate of 69.8%.

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