Covid-19: Death toll up to 643 as number of cases surge to 30 967 | News24

A healthcare worker wears protective suit, gloves, mask and glasses at Ankara City Hospital in Ankara, Turkey.

A healthcare worker wears protective suit, gloves, mask and glasses at Ankara City Hospital in Ankara, Turkey.
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There have been 32 more Covid-19-relative deaths, bringing the toll to 643, says Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. 

The number of cases broke the 30 000 mark, hitting 30 967 on Saturday.

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The Western Cape continues to be the country’s epicentre and has 20 160 confirmed cases, making up for nearly two-thirds of all cases. 

Gauteng has 3 773 cases and the Eastern Cape 3 759. 

The Western Cape also has the highest number of deaths, with 465, followed by the Eastern Cape (82) and KwaZulu-Natal (52).

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The number of people who have recovered now stands at 16 116. 


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