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7 more die from Covid-19 in NC

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This brings the total number of deaths in the Province due to Covid-19 to 221 thus far.

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AN ADDITIONAL seven Covid-19 deaths were reported in the Northern Cape by Minster of Health, Zweli Mkhize on October 2, 2020.

This brings the total number of deaths in the Province due to Covid-19 to 221 thus far.

“Regrettably, seven more deaths in the Northern Cape were reported.

“One from Kai !Garib local municipal area, one from Nama Khoi local municipal area, one from the Ga-Segonyana local municipal area, one from Tsantsabane local municipal area, one from Ubuntu local municipal area, and 2 from Emthanjeni local municipal area.

“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased,” Mkhize said.

He said more than 200 new Covid-19 cases were also reported.

“An additional 234 people tested positive for Covid-19 in the Northern Cape, bringing the cumulative total to 17 121 people,”he said.

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Mkhize said the recovery rate in the Province has increased to 82%.

“A total of 13 977 people have recovered from Coronavirus thus far The active cases currently are standing at 2 971,” he said.

He said thousands of tests and screenings were conducted in the Province.

“So far, 3 368 384 people had been screened and 117 024 people had been tested for Covid-19.

“We urge residents to protect themselves from Covid-19 or not passing it onto others by practising social-distancing, wearing a fabric mask, washing their hands or using a sanitiser and to practise the correct cough etiquette,” he said.

Mkhize advised those who have tested positive to follow the correct procedure and medical consultations.

“If you test positive for Covid-19, you should immediately start self-isolating, if you have not done so already at the onset of possible symptoms of Covid-19.

“Depending on the severity of your symptoms, you may be able to safely self-isolate at home but if you present with severe symptoms, you may require hospitalisation,” said Mkhize.

He advised people not to be fearful when testing positive as the recovery rate is continuing to increase.