As the Eastern Cape grapples with a resurgence in Covid-19, natural deaths in Nelson Mandela Bay have surged to an unprecedented level, the latest weekly mortality report from the Medical Research Council (MRC) shows.

The number of excess weekly natural deaths recorded in Nelson Mandela Bay rose to 393 in the week ending November 17, markedly higher than the metro’s first coronavirus peak this winter, when excess deaths reached a high of 307 in the week ending July 7...

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