One hundred and ninety (190) more people have died in this country after contracting the coronavirus. These latest fatalities recorded over the past day have pushed our national death toll to 74,813.
The Health Department said the country also racked up just over 10,000 new infections with our caseload since the start of the outbreak passing the 2.5 million mark.
Health workers are trying to roll out vaccines as fast as possible to protect people from severe illness and death. So far, just over 8.5 million jabs have been administered in South Africa.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 43 818 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 10 008 new cases, which represents a 22.8% positivity rate. A further 190 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 74 813 to date. Read more: https://t.co/PT1drJiZjE pic.twitter.com/O2cGv4xoG6
— NICD (@nicd_sa) August 8, 2021
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Former South African President Jacob Zuma needs urgent medical attention and might seek medical help outside the country as soon as he is released from jail.
Zuma was taken to the hospital on Friday for “medical observation” and was expected to spend the weekend there.
The former head of state is currently incarcerated at the Estcourt Correctional Centre where he is serving 15 months for contempt of court after he failed to appear before the Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture. Read More