The Westville prison.
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According to a statement by the DCS released on Thursday night, an overall of 2 441 authorities and 1 600 detainees have tested favorable for the virus to date.
Of the 4 041 verified positive cases, the DCS has actually tape-recorded 2 582 healings and 39 deaths.
This translates to a death rate of 0.97%(number of deaths per total cases).
Provincial breakdown of inmate cases
Western Cape– 506
Eastern Cape– 1 008
Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West– 3
Free State, Northern Cape– 12
Provincial breakdown of cases among officials
Western Cape– 627
Eastern Cape– 651
Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West– 133
Free State, Northern Cape– 182
Head Workplace (Gauteng) — 14
In terms of the Covid-19- related deaths within the DCS, a total of 33 officials and 16 prisoners have actually died.