COVID-19 WRAP | 113 new deaths as Covid-19 cases near 650, 000 in SA

11 September 2020 - 07:19 By TimesLIVE
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a graffiti reading "Stay at Home", following the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 2 2020.
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a graffiti reading "Stay at Home", following the coronavirus disease outbreak, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 2 2020.
Image: REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/File Photo

September 11 2020 - 21:53

113 new deaths as Covid-19 cases near 650, 000 in SA

South Africa now has 646, 398 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 15,378 deaths, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Friday evening.

He also revealed that the country had recorded 113 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

September 11 2020 - 16:53

Yet another snag for Covid-19 Ters relief payments

Payments of new and outstanding applications for the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/ Employee Relief (Ters) Scheme benefits have temporarily been halted yet again for the labour department and Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to improve controls.

A damning report last week by auditor-general (AG) Kimi Makwetu identified poor financial management and verification controls, leading to millions of rand in payments to the deceased and to people in prison.

September 11 2020 - 10:20

Cyril Ramaphosa and Zweli Mkhize's hints on level 1 lockdown, plus what could change

SA could expect a “family meeting” as early as next week about reducing the level of lockdown restrictions.

September 11 2020 - 08:14

SA has 88.9% Covid-19 recovery rate

South Africa's Covid-19 recovery rate is hovering at 88.9%.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday night, “Our recoveries now stand at 573, 003.”

The latest pandemic update confirmed the death of 97 more patients in the past 24-hour cycle. They included 17 from KwaZulu-Natal, 21 from Gauteng, seven from Eastern Cape, four from Free State, one from Limpopo, 26 from Mpumalanga, 15 from North West and six from the Western Cape.

September 11 2020 - 07:53

As the first wave wanes, these are the lessons SA has learned from Covid

We’re on a downward trajectory as the number of active Covid-19 infections and deaths drops across SA.

​This is by no means “the end” of it, say experts, but it’s a good time to reflect on what we’ve learnt.

September 11 2020 - 07:15

'Global access to testing and treatment is central to ending Covid-19': WHO

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