South Africa virus cases surge past 100,000


JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Africa on Monday said it had over 100,000 coronavirus cases, the highest in the continent, while the number of deaths inched towards 2,000. 

“As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa has breached the 100 000 mark at 101,590,” the health ministry said.

Sixty-one deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 1,991.

Despite the grim death toll, data shows that the mortality rate in South Africa is at two percent, while 52.6 percent of virus patients have…



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