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News24.com | South Africa recordsdata 144 new Covid-19 linked fatalities as demise toll climbs to 12 987

A healthcare worker prepares to collect samples at a temporary testing centre for the novel coronavirus.

A healthcare employee prepares to bring together samples at a temporary testing centre for the unique coronavirus.

  • As of 22 August, South Africa recorded 607 045 confirmed cases of Covid-19.
  • 144 new Covid-19 linked fatalities were recorded in the previous 24 hours, bringing the demise toll to 12 987.
  • A total of 504 127 recoveries, which translates to a recovery payment of 83%, had been recorded across the nation.

Because the nation spends its first Saturday in Level 2 of the lockdown, 144 new Covid-19 linked deaths and 3 707 new confirmed cases of the unique coronavirus had been recorded in the previous 24 hours.

In accordance to a press liberate by Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, the total number of confirmed cases in South Africa became as soon as at 607 045 as of 22 August.

The nation entered Level 2 of the lockdown on Tuesday because the day-to-day number of confirmed Covid-19 infections and hospitalisations had been declining.

Total confirmed cases by province:

Gauteng: 205 246

Western Cape: 104 285

KwaZulu-Natal: 109 332

Eastern Cape: 85 039

Free Inform: 34 621

North West: 24 185

Mpumalanga: 22 902

Limpopo:  12 389

Northern Cape: 8 996

A total of 50 cases weren’t allocated.

The nation had additionally recorded 504 127 recoveries which translated to a recovery payment of 83%.

Exciting cases by province:

Gauteng: 30 180

KwaZulu-Natal: 22 866

Free Inform: 13 413

Western Cape: 7 184

North West: 6 954

Northern Cape: 3 590

Mpumalanga: 2 388

Limpopo: 1 659

Eastern Cape: 1 647

Of the new recorded Covid-19 linked deaths, 46 were reported in Mpumalanga, 37 in Gauteng, 31 in KwaZulu-Natal, 25 in the Eastern Cape, and 5 new deaths were recorded in the Western Cape.

“This brings the total Covid-19 linked cumulative deaths to 12 987,” Mkhize mentioned.

“We bring our condolences to the cherished ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased.”

Deaths by province:

Western Cape: 3 718

Gauteng: 3 227

Eastern Cape: 2 778

KwaZulu-Natal: 1 936

Free Inform: 567

Mpumalanga: 260

North West: 224

Limpopo:  171

Northern Cape: 106

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