The coronavirus pandemic has shone the spotlight in Africa’s health system. FILE PHOTO (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

Covid-19 cases at 596 060, deaths at 12 423

CAPE TOWN -South Africa has recorded 159 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 423, while cases are 596 060, an increase of 3 916.

Of the latest fatalities, 37 are from the Eastern Cape, five in the Free State, 43 from Gauteng, 45 from KwaZulu-Natal and 29 from the Western Cape.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said the total number of recoveries is 491 441, which translates to a recovery rate of 82 percent.



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