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More People are being killed by Covid-19 in South Africa than Reported

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According to the South African medical Research Council, Excess Deaths in SA Rise to 203,000 During Pandemic.

A mass vaccination site in the Midrand district of Johannesburg.

A mass vaccination site in the Midrand district of Johannesburg.

The national excess deaths, is seen as a more precise way of measuring total fatalities from the coronavirus. It rose to 203,000 during the coronavirus pandemic,  according to the South African Medical Research Council.

The number of excess deaths,  is measured against a historical average, recorded between May 3, 2020 and July 17 this year, according to a report by the SAMRC on Wednesday. Thats about triple the official death toll of about 68,000 from the disease.

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