South Africa has recorded the worst number of COVID-19 deaths since the outbreak of the epidemic. On Wednesday January 6, the country is said to have recorded 844 deaths from the corona virus.
It has been referred to as the highest single-day deaths caused by the new wave of Covid-19.
The country’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced that 844 deaths and 21,832 new cases were recorded, with most casualties in the Eastern Cape province.
Tweet from SA’s Health Minister on January 6
The previous record South Africa had for single-day deaths was 572 in July 2020.
A new, faster-spreading, coronavirus variant had been detected that is believed to be driving the surge in infections.
So far, the country has recorded 31,368 deaths since the pandemic hit out of a total of more than 1.1 million confirmed cases.
By Sandrine M.