- Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has revealed that SA has spiked up to just under 31 000 Covid-19 cases
- In the past testing cycle, 1 727 citizens were found to be infected with the virus
- Another batch of related fatalities saw another 32 South Africans losing their battle against the disease
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that South Africa has reached nearly 31 000 coronavirus infections on Saturday.
In a statement issued by the Health Ministery, Mkhize reported that over 1 700 new infections had been discovered:
"As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 30 967, with 1727 new cases reported from the last 24-hour testing cycle."
While 16 116 South Africans have managed to recover from their ordeal, the minister confirmed that another 32 people had died:
"Regrettably, we report 32 more COVID-19 related deaths- this brings the total national deaths to 643. We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased. The recoveries to date are 16 116 which translates to a recovery rate of 52%."
Briefly.co.za gathered that the Minister would be addressing SA on Sunday for World Tobacco Day, a sensitive subject at the moment as the nation endures the continued prohibition.
The provincial breakdown is as follows:
Province- Deaths (Recoveries)
- Eastern Cape- 82 (1987)
- Free State- 8 (123)
- Gauteng- 31 (2035)
- KwaZulu Natal- 52 (1180)
- Limpopo- 3 (140)
- Mpumalanga- 0 (67)
- North West- 1 (45)
- Northern Cape- 1 (31)
- Western Cape -465 (10508)
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