Over 1,000 new cases as SA's Covid-19 death toll rises to 15,086

08 September 2020 - 21:38 By TimesLIVE
Learners in class following Covid-19 safety precautions at a Johannesburg high school. File photo.
Learners in class following Covid-19 safety precautions at a Johannesburg high school. File photo.
Image: Alon Skuy

Health minister Zweli Mkhize reported 82 more Covid-19 related deaths in an update on the pandemic on Tuesday evening.

"As of today, a cumulative total of 640,441 confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa have been recorded, with 1,079 new cases identified," he said in a statement.

Most of latest deaths were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal (27), the Western Cape (20) and Gauteng (15). Nine deaths were reported in the Eastern Cape, six in the Free State, and five in the Northern Cape.

This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 15,086 in South Africa.

Deaths, recoveries and active cases by province.
Deaths, recoveries and active cases by province.
Image: Health ministry

"The total number of tests conducted to date is 3,821,162 with 12,213 new tests conducted since the last report," added Mkhize.

Covid-19 related deaths have resurged in some parts of the world.

India recorded its highest daily deaths from the virus in more than a month on Tuesday, Reuters reported earlier in the day.

The country's health ministry said 1,133 people had died of Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, the highest since July, taking total mortalities to 72,775.

India surpassed Brazil on Monday to become the country with the highest number of coronavirus cases outside the US.

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