Covid-19 infections in SA hits 21 343 cases, fatalities spike over 400

Covid-19 infections in SA hits 21 343 cases, fatalities spike over 400

- Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that South Africa has reached 21 343 Covid-19 infections

- The number of fatalities recorded amid the pandemic has also increased, with deaths spiking to 407

- This comes ahead of President Cyril Ramaphosa's speech on Sunday evening

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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has once again informed South Africa of the latest situation regarding the Covid-19 crisis.

In a statement issued by the Health Ministry on Saturday, Mkhize confirmed yet another large spike in coronavirus infections:

"As of today, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 21 343."

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The minister also confirmed that the number of fatalities amid the pandemic has now topped 400 deaths:

"Regrettably, we report a further 10 COVID-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 407. 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. A total of 564 370 tests have been conducted with 21 338 done in the last 24 hour cycle"

Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address South Africa at 19h00 on Sunday evening over the current plan to migrate to Level 3 lockdown by the end of the month.

This comes at a time where numerous lockdown regulations have been met with fierce retaliation, both in court and outside of it.

The provincial case breakdown is as follows:

  • Eastern Cape- 2569
  • Free State- 196
  • Gauteng- 2633
  • KwaZulu-Natal- 1777
  • Limpopo- 124
  • Mpumalanga- 97
  • North West- 81
  • Northern Cape- 40
  • Western Cape- 13826

The provincial fatality breakdown is as follows:

  • Eastern Cape- 58
  • Free State- 6
  • Gauteng- 29
  • KwaZulu Natal- 48
  • Limpopo- 3
  • Mpumalanga- 0
  • North West- 1
  • Northern Cape- 1
  • Western Cape- 261

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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