Covid-19: Mkhize confirms 2 783 cases, 50 deaths in South Africa

Covid-19: Mkhize confirms 2 783 cases, 50 deaths in South Africa

- The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has once again risen, this time to 2 783

- The death toll in relation to Covid-19 has also increased, with the statistic now sitting at 50

- This comes as Mzansi continues to endure an extended lockdown in the hopes of limiting the spread of the virus

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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has once again filled citizens in on the latest statistics as the nation continues its battle against the coronavirus.

In a statement issued by the Department of Health, Mkhize confirmed that the number of cases continues to rise commenting that

"As at today, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 2 783. The total number of tests conducted to date is 100 827."

Unfortunately, the minister also revealed that the number of Covid-19 related deaths has also increased to 50

"Today we regrettably report 2 new Covid-19 related deaths. Both deceased are from the Western Cape. This increases the total number of deaths to 50. We convey our condolences to the families and also appreciate the health workers who were treating the deceased patients."

READ ALSO: Covid-19 update: EC, Limpopo record 1st deaths, lockdown continues reported that the Eastern Cape and Limpopo provinces had recently recorded their first deaths amid the pandemic earlier this week.

With the current lockdown extended by 2 weeks in addition to the initial 21-day shutdown, it remains unclear whether or not life will be allowed to resume as normal at the end of April.

The provincial breakdown is as follows

  • Gauteng- 1018
  • Western Cape- 717
  • KwaZulu-Natal- 591
  • Eastern Cape-246
  • Free State- 100
  • Limpopo- 26
  • North West- 24
  • Mpumalanga- 23
  • Northern Cape- 16
  • Unallocated-22

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