South Africa’s Covid-19 death toll is nearing two-thousand

Written by on 23 June, 2020

More than 100-thousand people in South Africa have now contracted Covid-19, with the death toll nearing two-thousand.

Health minister, Zweli Mhkize, says a further 61 people have succumbed to the virus, with 38 people dying in the Western Cape, 18 in the Eastern Cape, three in KZN and one in Limpopo.

This brings the total number of fatalities to 1991.

4288 new cases were identified since the last report from the department.

Meanwhile the World Health Organisation is pleading with global leaders not to politicise the coronavirus pandemic but unite to fight it.

A grim new milestone has been reached amid a large rise in infections in Brazil, Iraq, India and the southern and western US states.

WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says it took over three months for the world to see one-million virus infections, but the last one-million cases came in just eight days.

By: Gagasi FM News

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