By Tuesday, the Eastern Cape had 4 324 people who had tested positive for Covid-19, and 88 people in the province had died from the virus. This meant the province had the second-highest death count of South Africa’s nine provinces and the second-highest number of confirmed cases – although the number of cases in Gauteng was not far behind.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Metro had 1 275 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 750 recoveries, and 29 deaths, according to figures released by the provincial department of health on Tuesday. East London recorded 1 294 confirmed cases, 663 recoveries and 13 deaths.
Despite the increasing numbers, for many township residents, it had been business as usual…..more