The number of Covid-19 cases in Correctional Service centres is nearing the 5,000 mark, however, the Department of Correctional Services says the number of recoveries in its facilities is encouraging.
To date, almost 3,162 officials have tested positive, even though at the beginning of the outbreak fears where that inmates would be the worst affected.
While speaking on eNCA, Department of Correctional Services spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo said although the inmate population is close to 149,00, inmates account for 104 active cases.
“The number of recoveries is what has been giving us strength. We have over 3,000 recoveries, which equates to over 70%, surpassing the country’s recovery rate, which is hovering around 60%,” Nxumalo said.
Adding that the recovery rate points to the effectiveness of the measures that have been implemented in the correctional facilities.
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