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Four more Covid-19 deaths in N Cape

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The Frances Baard District has recorded the highest number of fatalities, with nine people who have died already, followed by Pixley ka Seme, with three deaths, John Taolo Gaetsewe, with two, and ZF Mgcawu, with one death.

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THE DEATH toll in the Northern Cape as a result of Covid-19 now stands at 15.

This is according to the latest statistics on Covid-19 released by the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, on July 14, 2020.

According to the statistics, four more people in the Province had succumbed to the virus.

The deceased include a 87-year-old female from the Thembelihle municipal area in the Pixley ka Seme District, a  59-year-old female from the Joe Morolong municipal area in the John Taolo Gaetsewe District, a 55-year-old male from the Dikgatlong municipal area in the Frances Baard District and a  51-year-old male from the Sol Plaatje municipal area in the Frances Baard District.

The Frances Baard District has recorded the highest number of fatalities, with nine people who have died already, followed by Pixley ka Seme, with three deaths, John Taolo Gaetsewe, with two, and ZF Mgcawu, with one death.

Mkhize said that an additional 57 positive cases were recorded in the Northern Cape in the previous 24 hours.

“The total number of people who have tested positive in the Northern Cape increased from 1 522 to 1 579. There are 57 additional positive cases in the previous 24 hours, five of these are incorrectly allocated to the Northern Cape and will be reallocated shortly. There are another three people previously incorrectly allocated to Northern Cape who will be reallocated to other provinces shortly,” he said.

A total of 503 people have recovered and there are 1 059 active cases currently.

Mkhize urged those who have tested positive to immediately self-isolate.

“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 disease, you may require hospitalisation,” he advised.

South Africa reported 10 496 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday evening, bringing the total number of infections to 298 292, while a further 174 Covid-related deaths brought the country’s death toll to 4 346.

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

The number of recoveries is 146 279, which translates to a recovery rate of 49%.

The provincial breakdown of cases is as follows: Gauteng 107 070, Western Cape 80 199, Eastern Cape 53 959, KwaZulu-Natal 30 587, North West 10 784, Free State 5 973, Mpumalanga 4 576, Limpopo 3 458, Northern Cape 1 579 and 107 cases were unallocated.  

The total number of tests conducted to date is 2 232 738 with 38 114 new tests conducted since the last report.