Coronavirus: Mkhize announces 2 506 cases, 7 new fatalities

Coronavirus: Mkhize announces 2 506 cases, 7 new fatalities

- Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there has been an increase in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases

- There are now 2506 infected people in the country

- The minister also announced seven new Covid-19 related deaths

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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced on Wednesday that the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 has increased to 2506, with seven new deaths related to the virus.

“As at today, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 2506.”

The minister also revealed that seven new Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded, bringing the total to 34.

He said six out of the seven people who succumbed to the virus are from KwaZulu-Natal while the other one is from Gauteng.

“We convey our condolence to the families and also appreciate the committed health workers who were treating these patients.”

The deceased were aged from 50 to 91 years.

The total number of Covid-19 tests conducted so far in the country stands at 90 515.

The minister also announced that South African football giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates have donated personal protective equipment to help in the fight against the coronavirus in the country.

“NHLS CEO Dr Chetty inspecting the #COVID19 Personal Protective Equipment donated by South Africa’s largest football teams, @KaizerChiefs and @orlandopirates. The consignment includes, gloves, masks, goggles, shoe protectors amongst others.”

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He thanked the country for standing by South Africa during this “difficult time”.

Mkhize said that the relations between South Africa and China have been strengthened in the face of the crisis.

"Today we mark the arrival of yet another consignment delivery of critical and essential cargo. The Chinese South African kinship is strengthened through the joint partnership in the fight against coronavirus."

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