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17 Jul 2020
9:27 am

SA correctional centres have more than 4,000 Covid-19 confirmed cases

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Of the 4,041 confirmed positive cases, the DCS has recorded 2,582 recoveries and 39 deaths.

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As of 16 July, the department of correctional services (DCS) has recorded a total of 4,041 confirmed cases of Covid-19 within correctional centres across the country.

According to a statement by the DCS released on Thursday night, a total of 2,441 officials and 1,600 prisoners have tested positive for the virus to date.

Of the 4,041 confirmed positive cases, the DCS has recorded 2,582 recoveries and 39 deaths.

This translates to a death rate of 0.97% (number of deaths per total cases).

Provincial breakdown of inmate cases

  • Gauteng – 54
  • Western Cape – 506
  • Eastern Cape – 1,008
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 17
  • Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West – 3
  • Free State, Northern Cape – 12
  • Provincial breakdown of cases among officials
  • Gauteng – 624
  • Western Cape – 627
  • Eastern Cape – 651
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 210
  • Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West – 133
  • Free State, Northern Cape – 182
  • Head Office (Gauteng) – 14

In terms of the Covid-19-related deaths within the DCS, a total of 33 officials and 16 inmates have died.

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