The Covid-19 death toll in South Africa has topped 1 000 after a further 82 deaths were reported on Monday evening by Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize.
According to a statement by the minister, the death toll rose to 1 080, which translated to a mortality rate of 2.1%.
"Regrettably, we report a further 82 Covid-19 related deaths; 55 from the Western Cape, 26 from the Eastern Cape and one from KwaZulu-Natal," Mkhize said in the statement.
Of all the deaths recorded as of 8 June, 27.7% were aged between 60-69, 24.2% were aged between 50-59 and 18.6% were between the ages of 70 and 79.
On the lower end of the mortality statistics, only 0.2% of the recorded victims were aged 0 to 9, 0.3% were aged 10 to 19, and 1.3% of the deaths were in the age group 20-29.