- Another 72 deaths related to Covid-19 were confirmed for South Africa on Friday.
- The country is waiting it out to see if there will be another surge and feedback from the National Coronavirus Command Council next week.
- However, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has called for continued close monitoring of flu-like symptoms.
Another 72 deaths related to Covid-19 were recorded on Friday, with seven having occurred in the past 24 to 48 hours.
Twenty-five of the people who died were from the Eastern Cape, seven from Gauteng, nine from the Free State, eight from KwaZulu-Natal, 16 from Limpopo, three from the Northern Cape, and four from the Western Cape.
This brings the total number of Covid-19 related deaths to 19 749 out of 734 175 cases. There have been 675 593 recoveries.
In a speech prepared for delivery on Friday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize urged people to pay attention to flu-like symptoms.
In a malaria awareness campaign he noted that detection of Covid-19 may be complicated, as the early symptoms were similar.
- Compiled by Jenni Evans
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