- 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
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."
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.
Briefly.co.za 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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