Covid-19: Cases in SA hit 4 220 with death toll rising to 79

Covid-19: Cases in SA hit 4 220 with death toll rising to 79

- Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has reported that South Africa surpassed 4 000 Covid-19 infections

- The number of new cases has seen the total figure bushed up to 4 220

- The number of fatalities has also seen an increase, with the death toll rising to 79

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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has provided South Africa with yet another update on the coronavirus situation after a massive spike in cases.

In a statement issued by the Health Ministry, Mkhize confirmed that the number of cases has increased by 267 infections, pushing the total to 4 220 cases.

The nation continues to endure increasing fatalities, with Mkhize confirming four additional deaths on Friday evening:

"Today, we regrettably report 4 new deaths. This brings the total to 79. We convey our condolences to the families of the deceased and appreciate the health workers who treated the deceased patients."

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Mkhize revealed that two of the latest fatalities had occurred in the Western Cape province, with the other two deaths from KwaZulu-Natal.

Mkhize further noted that a total of 152 390 tests have been conducted to date, with 1 473 citizens making a full recovery. reported that the Western Cape province had overtaken the Gauteng province as the region with the most Covid-19 cases. The Western Cape stood at 1 413 cases, with Gauteng reporting 1 281 cases according to the latest statistics.

With the lockdown restrictions easing on Friday next week, a possible resurgence in the number of cases is a major cause for concern.

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