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Table 1 Excess natural deaths in South Africa, measured against ‘revised’ base, 3 May 2020–10 July 2021

From: Rapid mortality surveillance using a national population register to monitor excess deaths during SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in South Africa

Region Period Excess deaths vs revised base Excess deaths per 100,000 population Age-standardised excess death rate per 100,000
South Africa 3 May 20–10 Jul 21 193,204 325 325
Province
 Eastern Cape 31 May 20–10 Jul 21 34,632 526 424
 Free State 21 Jun 20–10 Jul 21 11,361 390 390
 Gauteng 7 Jun 20–10 Jul 21 40,443 259 285
 KwaZulu-Natal 7 Jun 20–10 Jul 21 40,469 354 407
 Limpopo 21 Jun 20–10 Jul 21 18,163 307 269
 Mpumalanga 21 Jun 20–10 Jul 21 13,770 286 308
 Northern Cape 28 Jun 20–10 Jul 21 6241 533 499
 North West 28 Jun 20–10 Jul 21 10,283 255 262
 Western Cape 3 May 20–10 Jul 21 17,840 253 223