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10 more Covid-19 deaths in NC

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Despite the large increase in the number of deaths, the province had one of its lowest daily increases in the number of positive cases, recording only 58 new cases. Twenty-five of the new cases are in the Sol Plaatje area.

To date, a total of 116 people have died from Covid-19 in the Northern Cape. Picture: NIAID-RML via AP

Ten more deaths from Covid-19 have been reported in the Northern Cape by Health Minister, Dr Zwele Mkhize.

Seven of those who died are from the Sol Plaatje municipal area, while two are from Gamagara and one from Kai !Garib.

This brings the total number of deaths in the Northern Cape to date to 116.

Despite the large increase in the number of deaths, the province had one of its lowest daily increases in the number of positive cases, recording only 58 new cases. Twenty-five of the new cases are in the Sol Plaatje area.

A total of 9,375 positive cases have been recorded to date in the Northern Cape. Of this number 6,381 have recovered, while 2,878 are still active, indicating a recovery rate of 69%.

The Sol Plaatje municipal area continues to have the highest number of positive cases, with a cumulative total of 3,172, while it also has the highest fatality rate with a total of 57 deaths. There are currently 798 active cases in the city, while 2,317 people have recovered.

The only other municipality in the Northern Cape to record more than 1,000 positive cases is Ga Segonyana, where there are a total of 1,338 positive cases. In this municipality, there are 697 active cases currently.

The municipal area with the lowest number of positive cases is Kamiesberg, where only two positive cases have been reported, while Karoo Hoogland has only six reported cases.

Nationally the death rate from Covid-19 has jumped to 13,308, with the Minister reporting 149 new deaths on Tuesday.

This includes 35 from KwaZulu-Natal, 54 from Gauteng, 16 from Mpumalanga, 10 from the Northern Cape, 16 from the Eastern Cape and 18 from the Western Cape.

South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 520,381 which translates to a recovery rate of 84%.