2% of people diagnosed with Covid-19 in South Africa have died

Written by on 10 June, 2020

South Africa has recorded another 82 coronavirus deaths, bringing the known total to one-thousand-162.

Of the new fatalities, 61 were recorded in the Western Cape, 11 in the Eastern Cape and 10 in Gauteng.

The Health Department says the total number of infections stand at just under 53-thousand, while just over 29-thousand, or 54-point-eight-percent of the patients, have recovered.

The department stresses that the country’s death rate is still only two-percent of all positive cases.

Meanwhile South Africa’s largest non-profit food distribution organisation, Food Forward SA, has raised more than 53-million rand in funds towards Covid-19 projects since the beginning of March.

The managing director, Andy du Plessis, says the donations helped the organisation to distribute more than 12-million meals.

He explains that the food emergency project is now being extended to Limpopo, Mpumalanga and the Northern Cape.

By: Gagasi FM News

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