According to estimates – half of all South Africans had Covid-19


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According to the South African Medical Research Council, the death rate from Corona could also be significantly higher than previously assumed. According to an estimate by the country’s largest private health insurance company, around 90 percent of the 140,000 additional deaths since May 2020 are due to Covid-19 disease.

More than 120,000 people in South Africa would have died after a coronavirus infection and not just around 48,500, according to the official data from the authorities. South Africa is the worst hit country on the African continent by the pandemic.

© The  findings of the statistics experts largely agree with studies on coronavirus antibodies. A study published last week with nearly 5,000 blood donors in four provinces found that between 32 and 63 percent of people had contracted the novel coronavirus. According to official statistics, the infection rate is only two to three percent. According to the study, the provinces of Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal were hardest hit.

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