Coronavirus: In the past 7 days 50% increase in Covid-19 deaths

Coronavirus: In the past 7 days 50% increase in Covid-19 deaths

- In the past 24 hours Covid-19 deaths have risen by 50%

- The majority of them in the Western Cape followed by Gauteng

- Of the 65 736 confirmed infections, almost half have recovered

PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed!

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has reported that 69 individuals have died from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

The death toll now sits at 1423, disturbingly showing an increase of 50% in the past 7 days. The fatalities were recorded in Western Cape (36), the Eastern Cape (9) and Gauteng (24) according to ENCA.

Briefly.co.za learned that in the past 24 hours, more than 3 800 people have tested positive for Covid-19, more than half of those people are from Gauteng.

Since the virus broke out in South Africa a total of 65 736 have been confirmed to have the virus and almost half, 37 000, have recovered.

READ ALSO: Simphiwe Dana bashes AKA for dragging Boity: "You embarrass women"

In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize says that there is a high possibility that regions with low levels of Covid-19 may migrate to more relaxed restrictions.

These areas may move to Level 2 or 1 soon, with the Minister commenting that this reality isn't too far off:

"I think we can get to Level 2 in a matter of a week or two weeks. It is a matter of adjusting. As we adjust further, it will be possible to get to those levels."

Mkhize explained that this would be possible for areas that have low Covid-19 transmissions:

"I do think that areas that are able to do that, are areas which are called the low transmission areas. These low transmission areas are areas where the number of positive people is low."

Enjoyed reading our story? Download BRIEFLY's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!

Source: Briefly.co.za

Online view pixel