CAPE TOWN- South Africa has recorded 82 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total to 1 080, while the cumulative number of confirmed cases is 50 879, an increase of 2 594.
Of the latest deaths, Health minister Zweli Mkhize said that 55 are from the Western Cape, 26 from the Eastern Cape and 1 from KwaZulu-Natal.
Mkhize said that while South African records Covid-19 deaths daily, the country’s mortality rate remains at 2.1 per cent which is below the global average of 6 percent.
The recoveries to date stand at 26 099, translating to a recovery rate of 51.3 percent.
Regrettably, we report a further 82 #COVID19 related deaths: 55 from Western Cape, 26 from the Eastern Cape, and 1 from KZN. This brings the total national #Covid_19 deaths to 1080 with a mortality rate of 2,1%. pic.twitter.com/zWPnkPeU3D
— Department of Health: COVID-19 (@COVID_19_ZA) June 8, 2020
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