More than half of Covid-19 victims in SA have recovered

According to the health department's latest statistics, 53.5% of people who have contracted Covid-19 in SA have recovered
RECOVERY RATE: According to the health department's latest statistics, 53.5% of people who have contracted Covid-19 in SA have recovered
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More than half of those who tested positive for Covid-19 in SA have recovered.

In the latest statistics released on Thursday night, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said there had been 44,920 recoveries, which translated to a recovery rate of 53.5%.

There were 83,890 positive cases recorded by Thursday night and 1,737 deaths. 

Mkhize said the mortality rate was 2,1%.

In the Eastern Cape, where 12,639 people have tested positive, there have been 257 deaths and 6,331 recoveries.

The latest Covid-19 statistics in SA
The latest Covid-19 statistics in SA
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