CAPE TOWN -South Africa has recorded 143 more Covid-19 related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 11 982, while cases are 589 886, an increase of 2 541.
Of the latest fatalities, 50 are from the Eastern Cape, five in the Free State, 14 from Gauteng, 14 from KwaZulu-Natal and 32 from the Western Cape.
Health minister Zweli Mkhize said the total number of recoveries is 477 671, which translates to a recovery rate of 80%.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) August 17, 2020
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