COVID-19 WRAP | SA Covid-19 deaths climb to 20,903

22 November 2020 - 07:42 By TimesLIVE
A woman walks past Christmas trees on Oxford Street, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in London, Britain, November 21 2020.
A woman walks past Christmas trees on Oxford Street, amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, in London, Britain, November 21 2020.
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November 22 2020 - 20:37

SA Covid-19 deaths climb to 20,903

South Africa recorded 58 new Covid-19 deaths in the past 24 hours bringing the total death toll to 20,903, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said on Sunday.

He said the country recorded 2,270 new Covid-19 cases.

November 22 2020 - 19:07

Mahatma Gandhi's great grandson and Durban activist Satish Dhupelia dies of Covid-19 complications

Durban community activist and great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Satish Dhupelia has died, his family confirmed on Sunday.

Dhupelia died of Covid-19 related complications, according to his sister, Uma. 

"My beloved brother has passed on after a month of illness with pneumonia, a superbug contacted in hospital and then Covid-19 also contracted while he was being treated.  He suffered a major cardiac arrest this evening," she said in a social media post. 

November 22 2020 - 18:01

Covid-19 exposed the urgent need for women's economic empowerment: Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday said the coronavirus pandemic had exposed the urgent need for the economic empowerment of women.  

He was speaking at a virtual summit of G20 leaders under the theme “Building an inclusive, sustainable and resilient future”, where he highlighted several challenges the country had faced and strides it had made since the start of the pandemic. 

November 22 2020 - 13:22

Tributes pour in for UDM's Mncedisi Filtane after succumbing to Covid-19

UDM deputy national chairperson and member of the Eastern Cape Legislature Mncedisi Filtane died on Sunday morning from Covid-19 complications.

He was admitted to hospital on Friday with low oxygen levels, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said.

“We are terribly shocked by this loss as we now try to console the Filtane family,” Holomisa said in a short statement on Sunday.

November 22 2020 - 07:41

US hits 12 million Covid-19 cases as many Americans defy Thanksgiving travel guidance

The United States recorded its 12th million Covid-19 case on Saturday, even as millions of Americans were expected to travel for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, ignoring warnings from health officials about furthering the spread of the infectious disease.

More than 12,010,000 cases of the coronavirus were reported, according to a Reuters tally of public health data, capping a series of days with record-breaking infections, with the Midwest experiencing one of the most dramatic increases in cases per capita.

The Covid-19 epidemic has claimed more than 255,000 lives in the United States - more than in any other nation - according to the Reuters tally - and the recent escalation has prompted more than 20 states to impose sweeping new restrictions this month to curb the virus.