Hunting for SA’s uncounted Covid-19 toll: Scientists urge measures to probe 40 000 excess deaths

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A body is wrapped in plastic before a Muslim burial in Istanbul, Turkey, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A body is wrapped in plastic before a Muslim burial in Istanbul, Turkey, during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Scientists researching the number of excess deaths during the Covid-19 epidemic have urged the government to fast-track the processing of death notifications to find the true coronavirus death toll.

As of the Saturday, 13 981 people had died after contracting Covid-19, according to the Department of Health.

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