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DOH reports on COVID-19 provincial death toll

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The Department of Health has issued an update on the country’s COVID-19 number of deaths, as well as the provincial numbers, including those from the past 48 hours.

The Department of Health (DOH), on Tuesday, 20 July 2021, informed that in the last 24 hours, it has been reported that there have been 596 COVID-19-related deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 67 676. The department issued an update on the COVID-19 deaths recorded in every province in the country.

The Eastern Cape is reported to have recorded 40 deaths in July, of which 28 have occurred in the last 48 hours. The Free State recorded 20 deaths, with six occurring in the past 48 hours. Gauteng recorded a total of 123 deaths, with 46 occurring in the past 48 hours. The province is continuing with its COVID-19 mortality audit. KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is sitting at 78 deaths in July, with 23 occurring in the past 48 hours.

Limpopo, so far, has recorded 60 deaths, including 54 in July, and the province is also continuing with its mortality audit. Mpumalanga recorded the lowest number, with four deaths in July, one in the last 48 hours. North West is at 107, while the province continues its mortality audit. Northern Cape reported 46 deaths, with three in 48 hours, while the Western Cape recorded 118.

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Mahlohonolo Lakaje
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