Covid-19: Mkhize confirms 29 240 cases, 1 837 new infections

Covid-19: Mkhize confirms 29 240 cases, 1 837 new infections

- Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed the latest Covid-19 statistics in South Africa

- The number of coronavirus cases in South Africa has reached 29 240 infections

- This is an increase of nearly 2 000 new cases over the course of the past 24 hours

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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has provided South Africa with the latest information on the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued by the Health Ministry, Mkhize confirmed that SA is inching closer to the 30 000 mark:

"As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 29 240, with 1837 new cases reported from the last 24 hour testing cycle."

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In addition to this 1 837 case spike in infections, Mkhize has confirmed that the number of fatalities has also increased:

"Regrettably, we report 34 more COVID-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 611. The recoveries to date are 15 093 which translates to a recovery rate of 52,4%."

The number of Covid-19 tests carried out since the beginning of the outbreak has now surpassed 500 000 according to the minister:

"A total of 680 175 tests have been conducted cumulatively of which 24 452 tests have been conducted since the last report."

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Province- Deaths (Recoveries)

  • Eastern Cape- 80 (1700)
  • Free State- 8 (124)
  • Gauteng- 31 (2019)
  • KwaZulu Natal- 50 (1180)
  • Limpopo- 3 (97)
  • Mpumalanga- 0 (67)
  • North West- 1 (45)
  • Northern Cape- 1 (31)
  • Western Cape- 437 (9830)

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