Covid-19: 173 new deaths - 71 in Gauteng - as cases rise to 196 750

  • Gauteng recorded nearly half of all fatalities reported on Sunday.
  • Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that 71 of the 173 new deaths in SA were from Gauteng.
  • Confirmed Covid-19 cases is at 196 750, an increase of 8 773 cases.


Gauteng had nearly half of all fatalities in the country on Sunday, with Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announcing that 71 of the 173 new deaths were recorded in the province.

The total number of deaths is now at 3 199, the minister said in a statement.

Mkhize also said there had been 8 773 new Covid-19 infections, which takes the total to 196 750.

He also added that there had been 93 315 recoveries to date. It translates to a recovery rate of 47.4%.

READ | Get all the latest coronavirus news and updates 

The breakdown of the 73 new deaths by province is as follows

- Northern Cape: 2

- Free State: 10

- KwaZulu-Natal: 21

- Eastern Cape: 29

- Western Cape: 40

- Gauteng: 71


ALSO READ | Back to school for Grade 6, 11 and some Grade Rs

The Department of Corrections also released their Covid-19 statistics on Sunday evening.

It said that 58 more cases were reported across the country, taking the total cases to 2 843.

Of these, 1 557 were officials and 1 286 inmates.

Meanwhile, Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga on Sunday confirmed that Grades 6 and 11, and provinces ready for Grade R, would return to school on Monday.

She said that since the return of Grade 7 and 12 pupils on 8 June, 2 740 teachers, of 440 000 teachers, were infected by the virus. 

Motshekga said this made up for less than 1% of the entire teacher population in the country.

In the same period, 1 260 pupils were infected by the virus. 

Lockdown For
DAYS
HRS
MINS
Voting Booth
The Rugby Championship looks set to be hosted November and December, with New Zealand a likely destination. Would you be confident in the Boks defending their title?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
No, the Boks will be undercooked compared to their Australian and New Zealand counterparts.
36% - 710 votes
The All Blacks will win easily if all the games are staged in New Zealand.
24% - 461 votes
Underprepared or not, the Boks should jump at any sort of opportunity to play Test rugby.
40% - 781 votes
Vote
ZAR/USD
17.17
(-0.96)
ZAR/GBP
22.47
(-0.79)
ZAR/EUR
20.22
(-0.84)
ZAR/AUD
12.24
(-0.65)
ZAR/JPY
0.16
(-0.90)
Gold
1975.66
(-0.27)
Silver
24.30
(-0.46)
Platinum
919.76
(+2.03)
Brent Crude
43.61
(0.00)
Palladium
2082.00
(+1.21)
All Share
55829.40
(+0.19)
Top 40
51571.71
(+0.40)
Financial 15
9805.08
(-3.46)
Industrial 25
74738.74
(+0.31)
Resource 10
56585.24
(+1.85)
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes morningstar logo