CAPE TOWN- South Africa has recorded 57 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the national death toll to 1 625, while the cumulative number of cases is 76 334, an increase of 2 801.
Of the latest fatalities, 44 are from the Western Cape, 9 from the Eastern Cape, and 4 from KwaZulu-Natal.
Recoveries to date are 42 063, which translates to a recovery rate of 55.1%.
Health minister Zweli Mkhize said there has been a breakthrough in one of the therapeutic trials for Covid-19 management. The RECOVERY (Randomised Evaluation of Covid-19 Therapy) trial has published results on the therapeutic merits of low dose Dexamethasone.
Dexamethasone is a widely used steroid which has anti-inflammatory properties.
As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 76 334, the total number of deaths is 1625 and recoveries to date are 42 063. Also included is the MAC advisory pertaining to the clinical applications of the use of Dexamethasone. pic.twitter.com/MVDhNeOsLU
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) June 16, 2020
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