- Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that South Africa has reached 12 888 Covid-19 cases
- 28 New fatalities saw the death toll rising to 397 over the course of the past 24-hours
- The Western Cape continues to top the charts with 64% of the national cases
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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed on Friday evening that coronavirus infections in South Africa has now surpassed 20 000 cases.
In a statement issued by the Health Ministery, Mkhize updated the nation on the current breakdown commenting that:
"As of today, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 20 125."
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The Western Cape, the province with the highest number of cases, now has 12 888 infections(64% of the total cases).
Sadly the Minister noted that the number of fatalities also increased by 28 new deaths in the past 24 hours:
"Regrettably we report a further 28 Covid-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 397. 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 10 104."
The provincial breakdown is as follows:
- Eastern Cape- 2459
- Free State- 185
- Gauteng- 2 521
- KwaZulu-Natal- 1 735
- Limpopo- 120
- Mpumalanga- 98
- North West- 80
- Northern Cape- 39
- Western Cape- 12 888
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