Health Minister dr Zweli Mkhize says 844 more people have died of Covid-19 related illnesses in the country, in what he has called a "grim milestone". The 452 deaths in the Eastern Cape were due to data reconciliation from between May and November last year. It includes analysis of community cases in which post-mortem swabs were taken for testing where the diagnosis was unconfirmed at the time of death. - Smile 90.4FM

Health Minister dr Zweli Mkhize says 844 more people have died of Covid-19 related illnesses in the country, in what he has called a “grim milestone”. The 452 deaths in the Eastern Cape were due to data reconciliation from between May and November last year. It includes analysis of community cases in which post-mortem swabs were taken for testing where the diagnosis was unconfirmed at the time of death.