- 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
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."
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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