Covid-19 death toll tops 1 000, with over 800 in the Western Cape

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  • The Covid-19 related death toll breached the 1 000 mark on Monday evening.
  • The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases has risen to 50 879.
  • As of 8 June, 26 099 recoveries have been recorded in South Africa.

The Covid-19 death toll in South Africa has topped 1 000 after a further 82 deaths were reported on Monday evening by Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize.

According to a statement by the minister, the death toll rose to 1 080, which translated to a mortality rate of 2.1%.

"Regrettably, we report a further 82 Covid-19 related deaths; 55 from the Western Cape, 26 from the Eastern Cape and one from KwaZulu-Natal," Mkhize said in the statement.

"We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased."

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(Graphic by Rudi Louw)

Deaths by province:

- Western Cape: 829

- Eastern Cape: 127

- KwaZulu-Natal: 62

- Gauteng: 47

- Free State: 9

- Limpopo: 3

- North West: 1

- Northern Cape: 1

- Mpumalanga: 1

Of all the deaths recorded as of 8 June, 27.7% were aged between 60-69, 24.2% were aged between 50-59 and 18.6% were between the ages of 70 and 79.

On the lower end of the mortality statistics, only 0.2% of the recorded victims were aged 0 to 9, 0.3% were aged 10 to 19, and 1.3% of the deaths were in the age group 20-29.

According to the statement, there have been 26 099 recoveries to date.

Number of cases

The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 also increased, with a further 2 594 cases reported, for a total of 50 879 cases recorded in South Africa as of Monday.

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(Graphic by Rudi Louw)

Cases by province:

- Western Cape: 33 586

- Eastern Cape: 6 341

- Gauteng: 6 258

- KwaZulu-Natal: 3 175

- North West: 580

- Free State: 373

- Limpopo: 244

- Mpumalanga: 183

- Northern Cape: 118

- Unknown: 39

Testing

As of 8 June, 943 059 tests have been conducted, an increase of 22 983 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

Of the tests conducted, 48% have been in private facilities and 52% in public laboratories.  

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