South Africa marked another sombre Covid-19 milestone on Monday night, as cases passed the 200,000 mark.
Only 14 other countries have now recorded more cases of the respiratory illness.
On June 6, SA had 45,973 confirmed cases – meaning that there has been a 159,748 increase in the past month.
Another indication of the rapid spread of the virus is that, a week ago, on June 29, SA had 144,264 cases. This means there has been an increase of 61,457 in just 7 days.