SA records 30 more fatalities & 1,285 new COVID-19 cases

Gauteng has reported probably the most deaths, recording 11 fatalities within the newest cycle. It is adopted by Mpumalanga with eight, and KZN and Free State with 5 deaths respectively. One dying was recorded within the Eastern Cape.

A hospital employee and affected person with COVID-19 in within the resuscitation room of the COVID-19 ward at Khayelitsha Hospital, about 35km from the centre of Cape Town, on 29 December 2020. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG – The newest COVID-19 report from the well being division states 30 folks have succumbed to the coronavirus in South Africa within the final 24 hours. This introduced the general dying toll to 53,256.

The division stated 1,285 cases have been additionally picked up on the identical day, pushing our identified caseload to more than 1,557,000.

At the identical time, more than 1,482,000 folks have recovered from the virus – inserting our recovery rate at a gentle 95%.

Meanwhile, on the vaccination entrance; 288,406 well being care employees have to date acquired their Johnson & Johnson jabs.

Gauteng recorded probably the most fatalities with 11 deaths, adopted by Mpumalanga recorded eight. Five deaths have been recorded within the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal respectively, one within the Eastern Cape, whereas the opposite provinces reported no fatalities on this cycle.

At the identical time, well-known medical physician and radio character Dr Sindisiwe van Zyl is the most recent public determine to have handed away resulting from COVID-19 associated problems.

In current months, the virus has claimed the lives of Minister in Presidency Jackson Mthembu, journalist Karima Brown and Skwatta Kamp group member Musawenkosi Molefe, popularly referred to as Nish – amongst others.

On Saturday, van Zyl’s household confirmed she had handed away on the morning of 10 April 2021 at a Johannesburg hospital.

READ: Dr Sindi van Zyl passes away aged 45

The much-loved doctor had been hospitalised after contracting COVID-19 earlier this year.

Dr Sindi, as she was affectionately known, was being remembered by many for being selfless, kind and always ready to offer support and medical advice to sometimes desperate followers on social media.

Van Zyl passed away just two weeks after she turned 45.

Additional reporting by Masechaba Sefularo

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