Covid-19: Cases in SA reach 6 783, fatalities climb to 131 deaths

Covid-19: Cases in SA reach 6 783, fatalities climb to 131 deaths

- Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that SA has hit 6 783 Covid-19 cases

- 8 New fatalities have also pushed the death toll up to 131 fatalities in the country

- The Western Cape alone has hit 3 044 confirmed cases in the midst of the outbreak

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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa has reached 6 783 infections according to Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

In a statement issued by the Health Ministry, Mkhize noted that 8 more citizens lost their battle with Covid-19, bringing the death toll up to 131.

"Regrettably, we report a further 8 Covid-19 related deaths- 2 from the Western Cape, 4 from the Eastern Cape and 2 from Gauteng. This brings the total deaths to 131. We wish to express our condolences to the families of the deceased and salute the health care workers who treated the deceased patients."

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The Health Minister revealed that over 7 million people have been screened for the coronavirus since the end of April alone.

"We also wish to indicate that as of 30 April 7 216 777 citizens have been screened and from that Community Screening Programme 72 087 were referred for testing. We that all these compatriots for their solidarity with the programme and allowing our health care workers into the privacy of their homes."

Briefly.co.za gathered that the breakdown per province is as follows-

  • Eastern Cape- 774
  • Free State- 122
  • Gauteng-1 624
  • KwaZulu-Natal- 1 076
  • Limpopo- 37
  • Mpumalanga- 46
  • North West- 36
  • Northern Cape- 24
  • Western Cape- 3044

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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