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Minister Zweli Mkhize confirms 6336 COVID-19 cases in South Africa

There are currently 6336 confirmed COVID-19 positive cases as of 02 May 2020,  Saturday. This is an increase of 385 new cases from the 5951reported on Friday. Currently, South Africa has done a total of 230 686 tests, and from the number mentioned, 13 164 were done in the last 24 hours, as confirmed by Minister Zweli Mkhizi.

Western Cape suffers the most as it remains the epicenter with 2700 cases. Gauteng is now standing at 1598 cases, with 948 recovers. North West has 35 cases with 20 recoveries.

There is a total of 2549 recoveries in South Africa. Northern Cape remains the province with the lowest number of cases, now at 23 cases with 13 recoveries.  Limpopo has 36 cases with 25 recovers and 2 death.

The province with the most deaths is Western Cape with now a total of 56 deaths. The provinces with no death records are North West, Northern Cape, and Mpumalanga. MP has 19 recoveries with  40 cases.

Free Stae has 121 cases with 96 recoveries and 6 deaths.

‘We have also begun to study the deaths to begin to elucidate patterns and areas of high risk.’

According to the study, the highest death rate by age is people between the ages of 60 – 69 with 24.4% and 70-79 with 22.7%, the group with the least death rate is those between the ages of 20 – 29, with currently just 1 death.

KZN has 1051 cases with 375 recoveries and 34 deaths. In total, South Africa is now at 123 death due to the coronavirus. South Africa is currently on level 4 of lockdown. There is a  possibility that South Africa might move to level 3 which will loosen the regulations even further, which will include sales of liquor.


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