South Africa's COVID-19 death toll has decreased in the past days

South Africa's COVID-19 death toll has decreased in the past days

- The COVID-19 death toll in South Africa has dropped following Dr. Zweli Mkhize's latest statement of statistics

- Mzansi's recovery rate from COVID-19 now stands at 90% which looks promising

- Gauteng remains the province which has been affected the worst making up 32.5% of the country's total number of cases

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South Africa's death toll for COVID-19 has dropped over the last few days according to Minister of Health Dr. Zweli Mkhize.

Mkhize announced on Friday 2 October 2020 that there had been 43 more COVID-19 related deaths. Three were from the Eastern Cape, eight from KwaZulu-Natal, eight from Gauteng, another eight from the Western Cape, seven from Northern Cape, and finally nine from the Free State.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 deaths 16 909. The number of recoveries now stands at 611 044 which makes South Africa's recovery rate 90%.

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South Africa's COVID-19 death toll has decreased in the past days
South Africa's COVID-19 death toll has decreased in the past few days. (Photo by Misha Jordaan/Gallo Images via Getty Images)
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Gauteng has the highest number of cases in the country making up 32.5% of cases. The department head of the Gauteng Health Department, Professor Mkhululi Lukhele resigned with immediate effect on Friday. This came to be after he was placed on precautionary suspension.

Lukhele's resignation came amid an investigation by the Special Investigating Unit into the acquisition of personal protective equipment and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement by the Gauteng Province read: “Premier Makhura has reiterated that all those involved in COVID-19 corruption and malfeasance – whether they are public officials, public servants or business people - must be brought to justice." previously reported on rapper Cardi B's thoughts on President Donald Trump having the Coronavirus. US rapper Cardi B has weighed in on President Donald Trump contracting the novel coronavirus. The Bodak Yellow hitmaker has been very vocal about her political stance against Trump and could not resist adding her comment to the shocking news.

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