Covid-19: Minister Mkhize confirms 15 515 cases, 264 fatalities

Covid-19: Minister Mkhize confirms 15 515 cases, 264 fatalities

- Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that South Africa has climbed to 15 515 Covid-19 cases

-This means that the nation recorded 1 160 new infections in the past 24 hours

-The Western Cape has recorded over 9 000 cases, 59.9% of the nation's total

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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has addressed South Africa over the current Covid-19 crisis, confirming that cases continue to rise.

"As of today, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 15 515 with 1 160 new cases identified in the last 24 hour cycle of testing."

With the Western Cape rising to 9 294 cases on Sunday, Mkhzie commented that the province remains a concern.

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"We remain concerned about the developments in the Western Cape, with the total cumulative cases now comprising almost 60% of the national cumulative cases and the new cases from Western Cape comprising 76% of the new cases from the past 24 hour cycle."

The number of fatalities in South Africa has also increased, with 3 new deaths reported by the minister.

"Regrettably we report a further 3 Covid-19 related deaths. This brings the total national deaths to 264. We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who cared for the deceased. The total number of recoveries to date is 7 006."

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