NATIONAL NEWS - Today we have breached the 200 000 mark, recording a cumulative total of 205 721 confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced late on Monday night.
“Regrettably, we report a further 111 COVID-19 related deaths- 9 from Eastern Cape, 17 from Limpopo, 35 from Western Cape and 50 from Gauteng. This brings the total deaths to 3 310.
“The number of recoveries is 97 848, which translates to a recovery rate of 47,6%.
“1 864 111 tests have been completed in total of which 33 950 new tests are reported.
“It is with profound sadness that we learnt of the passing on of one of South Africa’s leading talents: the MEC of Co-operative Governance, Human Settlement and Traditional Affairs in the North West – Mr. Gordon Kegakilwe.
“MEC Kegakilwe succumbed to COVID-19 today [Monday] after a short battle with pneumoni