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New daily cases reach below 1,000 mark, 64 more deaths – The Citizen


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This is one of the treatment areas where patients slept at the Covid-19 tent in a parking lot at Northdale hospital in Pietermaritzburg. Photo: Nompendulo Ngubane, GroundUp

Total number of Covid-19 related deaths now stands at 16,376.

As of Saturday 26 September, the cumulative number of detected Covid-19 cases is 69, 498 with 969 new cases identified, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced.

The country has also reported 64 more Covid-19 related deaths: 5 from Eastern Cape, 4 from KwaZulu-Natal, 43 from Gauteng, 11 from Mpumalanga, and 1 from the Western Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 16,376.

Mkhize said: “We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers that treated the deceased patients.£

The recovery rate now stands at 600,818 translating to 89,9%.

The total number of cases as of 26 September 2020. Photo: Twitter

 

Latest Covid-19 stats in South Africa. Photo: NICD

 

 

 

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