South Africa’s deadliest week: 20 063 people die in 7 days amid the second wave of Covid-19 | News 24

South Africa’s deadliest week: 20 063 people die in 7 days amid the second wave of Covid-19 |  News 24
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  • South Africa recorded a record 20,063 deaths in a single week.
  • The record is 131% above the expected deaths.
  • There were 55,676 deaths in December 2020.

South Africa has recorded its biggest increase in a week in the number of deaths.

The latest South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) report on the number of deaths showed that from December 30, 2020 to January 5 this year, 20,063 deaths were recorded.

According to the SAMRC, this figure exceeded the predicted number of deaths by 131%, resulting in an excess of 10,907 …



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