SA’s Covid-19 death toll climbs past 200, with 637 new cases reported


SA’s Covid-19 death toll passed the 200 mark on Monday.
SA’s Covid-19 death toll passed the 200 mark on Monday.
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The death toll from Covid-19 in SA has climbed past the 200 mark, with 12 new deaths announced on Monday.

There were also 637 new confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country, with more than half of the new cases coming from the Western Cape. There are now a total of 10,652 cases across SA and 206 total deaths.

In a statement on Monday afternoon, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said eight of the 12 deaths were from the Western Cape, two from the Eastern Cape and one each from KwaZulu-Natal and the North West. It was the first reported death in the North West.

Since the lockdown was announced, humanitarian organisation Scientology Volunteer Ministers has sanitised the equivalent of 658 football fields in Gauteng to protect South Africans from the coronavirus pandemic. The group works tirelessly to decontaminate buildings and vehicles used by the public. To date the group has decontaminated over 3 million square metres



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