COVID-19 in SA | Deaths could be 'significantly' understated

There’s the national health department’s recorded COVID-19 deaths totalling 76,000. Then there’s data collected by the South African Medical Research Council, showing a discrepancy that’s nearly three times higher. And this gap seems to be getting bigger. eNCA's Monique Mortlock reports. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - More people may be dying due to COVID-19 who never knew they had it.

The SA Medical Research Council says there have been over 222,000 excess natural deaths since May 2020.

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Researchers believe many of these deaths could be linked to the pandemic.

This differs greatly from the official COVID-19 death toll of 76 000.

* eNCA's Monique Mortlock reports.


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