Covid-19: Sharp increase in natural deaths in Joburg, Tshwane as third wave grips Gauteng - data

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Data suggests Gauteng is in the grips of a third wave.
Data suggests Gauteng is in the grips of a third wave.
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Researchers have reported a sharp increase in deaths from natural causes in Gauteng for the first week of June, particularly in Johannesburg, as a third wave of Covid-19 infections takes hold in the country.

For the week ending 5 June and as of 3 May 2020, an estimated 167 000 excess deaths from natural causes have been recorded in South Africa - well above the reported Covid-19 death toll as of 5 June of 56 929.

84 000 of those deaths occurred in 2021.

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