Covid-19: Number of deaths now stands at 219

Written by on 14 May, 2020

The country now has a total of 219 people that have died of the disease thus far as 13 more people have succumbed to covid-19.

The number of confirmed cases has increased to 12074.

However more than 4700 are said to have recovered.

Ramaphosa says these numbers would’ve been much higher if the country did not go on lockdown.

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Meanwhile a total of 38 people have tested positive in an old-age home in Cape Town.

Management of Highlands House in Vredehoek says it was confirmed that 12 residents and 26 staff members contracted the disease after almost 500 tests were done after one of the residents died almost two weeks ago.

All the sick residents were isolated in the home and the sick staff are in self-isolation.

This follows after 16 cases were confirmed in another care centre in the same suburb, Nazareth House, earlier this week.

By: Gagasi FM News

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