New cases surge across the country and around the world, some doctors and scientists say the second wave is already upon us. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

73 more Covid-19 deaths, cases at 131 800

DURBAN – 73 more Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in South Africa which brings the total to 2 413, while cases now stand at 131 800, an increase of 7 210.

Of the latest fatalities, 40 are from the Western Cape, 17 from Gauteng, 13 from Eastern Cape and 3 from KwaZulu-Natal.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said that there have been 67 094 recoveries in the country which translates to an infection rate of 50.9%.

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