CAPE TOWN- Health minister Zweli Mkhize announced during a live briefing on Tuesday that the cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa now stands at 35 812, an increase of 1 455.
Mkhize briefed the media following a site tour at the Sonstraal field hospital, Western Cape. The minister was assessing the readiness of intervention teams in the province hotspots.
The total number of deaths had not yet been calculated at the time of his briefing, however Mkhize said that 761 534 tests have been conducted to date and of which 18 792 tests in the past 24 hours.
The provincial Covid-19 cases breakdown as follows:
- Western Cape 23 583
- Gauteng 4 276
- KwaZulu-Natal 2 637
- Eastern Cape 4 324
- Free State 299
- Mpumalanga 132
- Limpopo 193
- North West 271
- Northern Cape 91
The Western Cape accounts for 2/3s of SA's #COVID19 cases. Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize is in the province assessing the readiness of intervention teams in hotspots. Here is a recap of the progress in facilities he has visited pic.twitter.com/U4KmoQB523
— Department of Health: COVID-19 (@COVID_19_ZA) June 2, 2020
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