Researchers find 'huge discrepancy' between reported number of Covid-19 fatalities and excess deaths

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South Africans are dying at a much higher rate than expected as Covid-19 continues to spread at a significant pace in at least three provinces.

Excess deaths between 6 May and 14 July topped 17 000, according to the latest research by the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and University of Cape Town's Centre for Actuarial Research.

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