Covid update: Dirty hospital linen and clothes dumped in Eastern Cape

Covid update: Dirty hospital linen and clothes dumped in Eastern Cape

South Africa has reached a total of 670 766 Covid-19 infections, from which 603 721 people have already recovered. However, despite a 90% recovery rate, the WHO has expressed concerns over an increase in infections.

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Since moving to lockdown Level 1, South Africa has seen an increase in Covid-19 infections. However, despite the latest numbers and concerns by the World Health Organization (WHO), Mzansi recorded a whopping 90% recovery rate.

Briefly.co.za took a look at some of the latest local and global coronavirus updates:

1. South Africa records 1 268 new coronavirus cases, recovery rate at 90%

As of Sunday evening, South Africa has recorded 1 268 new cases, pushing the total number of infections to 670 766.

However, statistics released by the Ministry of Health reveals Mzansi has a recovery rate of over 90%. Thus far, 603 721 people have recovered from the coronavirus.

Covid update: SA records 188 new coronavirus deaths after data delay

The total number of deaths in South Africa stands at 16 398.

Covid update: SA records 90% recovery rate, global deaths at 1 million

South Africa has recorded an impressive recovery rate of 90%. Photo: @DrZweliMkhize / Twitter.
Source: Twitter

2. WHO expresses concern over the increase of Covid-19 cases in SA

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that the World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the increase of Covid-19 cases in South Africa.

There has been an increase in numbers with regards to coronavirus cases in South Africa over the last week.

This came to be after the country went into Level 1 of the national lockdown. The World Health Organization verbalised their concern over the number of cases following a six percent increase in South Africa over the last seven days.

3. Global Covid-19 death toll passes one million mark

Since the coronavirus outbreak in China in December, more than one million people have lost their lives to the deadly disease.

According to AFP, Covid-19 has claimed 1 000 009 victims from over 33 million confirmed cases worldwide.

Over 600 000 South Africans have recovered after beating Covid-19

The United States leads with the highest death toll of more than 200 000 fatalities, followed by Brazil and India.

4. India records more than six million cases

In other international Covid-19 news, India has surpassed six million coronavirus infections. According to Reuters, India recorded a whopping 82 170 new cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of cases past six million.

The country also had 1 039 new deaths, resulting in a total of 95 542 fatalities.

5. Dirty hospital linen and clothes dumped in Eastern Cape informal settlement

According to TimesLIVE, piles of dirty hospital linen and clothes have been dumped near Komani, an informal settlement located in the Eastern Cape.

The publication reported residents believe the clothes and linen had been used by patients who were treated for Covid-19.

After locals alerted authorities over the health hazard, it was found the linen belonged to the Komani Psychiatric Hospital.

WHO expresses concern over the increase of COVID-19 cases in SA

In other news, Mkhize has disbanded the Ministerial Advisory Committee without warning to its members.

A letter was sent to members where Mkhize thanked them for their service, but new members of the MAC will assume duty soon. Members stated that Mkhize had previously stated his intention to make these changes, however names were not known until recently, so it came as a surprise.

The letter says:

"Your contribution has led to the containment of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa and the reduction of morality of the citizens of South Africa. The new members of the MAC will assume duty soon."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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