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2 605 cases and 48 deaths of Coronavirus COVID-19 confirmed in South Africa

Coronavirus Cases in South Africa, 16 April before update on 17 April
Coronavirus Cases in South Africa, image: Wikipedia

Cases of COVID-19 in South Africa have risen to 2605 during the lockdown – this was announced by Minister Zweli Mkhize on Friday.

“We also note that the number of tests being conducted continues to rise, with the total number of tests conducted to date being 95 060.”

There are a total of 48-coronavirus-related deaths.

“It is with regret that we inform the public that the COVID-19 related deaths are now at 48. We note that two provinces, ie, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape have also recorded their first deaths. We convey our condolences to the families. We continue to speak strength and appreciate our dedicated health workers who are faced with these circumstances daily.”

Mkhize went on to say, the government is encouraged by the number of recoveries.

Here’s a provincial breakdown

 

PROVINCE
CONFIRMED CASES
DEATHS
RECOVERIES
GAUTENG9696479
WESTERN CAPE67513205
KWAZULU – NATAL5392096
EASTERN CAPE22049
FREE STATE98471
LIMPOPO26118
NORTHWEST24010
MPUMALANGA2209
NORTHERN CAPE1606
UNALLOCATED1600
TOTAL260548903

There are currently 903 recoveries from the COVID-19 virus.


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