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Breakingnews.koeln SA’s coronavirus mortality rate still at 2%, well below the global average of 6% – Mkhize | News24

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Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize.

Forty-four more fatalities were reported since a day ago, bringing the nationwide total to 952.Infections have increased by 2 539.Recoveries to date are 24 258, translating to a recovery rate of 52.8%.As the number of the coronavirus deaths nears 1 000, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Saturday said the mortality rate remains at 2%, well below the global average of 6%.Another 44 fatalities were reported since a day ago, bringing the nationwide total to 952.Of the 44, 25 were in the Western Cape, six in KwaZulu-Natal, seven in Gauteng and six in the Eastern Cape.Infections increased by 2 539, taking the number of cases to 45 973.The Western Cape accounts for 66.1% with 30 379, the Eastern Cape 12.2% with 5 629 and Gauteng 12.2% with 5 626.Most of the fatalities were reported in the Western Cape which has 729 cases, 101 in the Eastern Cape and 61 in KwaZulu-Natal.”The recoveries to date are 24 258. This translates to a recovery rate of 52.8%,” Mkhize said.Of these, 17 355 were in the Western Cape, 2 666 in the Eastern Cape and 2 344 in Gauteng.

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