Charles Cilliers
1 minute read
22 Aug 2021
9:47 pm

Another 170 people die of Covid, with nearly 11,000 new infections

Charles Cilliers

South Africa remains caught in the grip of an enduring third wave of infections.

Mortuary assistant Doreen Mashaba prepares a coffin, 6 July 2021, at Collinge and Co Funeral Directors in Fourways. Picture for illustration: Michel Bega/The Citizen

On Sunday night, the department of health confirmed that a further 170 people had died of Covid-19, taking the official death toll to 79,421, although the unofficial figures based on unnatural deaths are far higher.

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