Covid-19 was the leading cause of death among Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS) members in 2021 and led to the highest mortality rate it has ever recorded, it said Thursday.

DHMS is SA’s biggest open medical scheme and is administered by Discovery Health, a subsidiary of JSE-listed health and life insurer Discovery. It has over 2.8-million beneficiaries, representing just under a third of SA’s medical scheme market...

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