Every province now has a Covid-19 death, as fatalities climb to 998

Mpumalanga confirms first death from Covid-19

All provinces in the country now have at least one Covid-19 fatality. Image: Fusion Medical Animation/Unsplash
Mpumalanga has recorded its first Covid-19 death, meaning that every single province in SA now has at least one fatality from the respiratory illness.

The death was confirmed in a statement from health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Sunday night.

“As of today [Sunday], the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 48,285,” Mkhize said.

This was a 2,312 increase of cases in the last 24-hour reporting period.

The figures were based on 920,064 total tests, of which 28,395 were conducted since Saturday’s report.

The deaths per province were provided on Sunday as:

  • Western Cape – 774;
  • Eastern Cape – 101;
  • KZN – 61;
  • Gauteng – 47;
  • Free State – 9;
  • Limpopo – 3;
  • Mpumalanga – 1;
  • Northern Cape – 1; and
  • North West – 1

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