Health workers wearing personal protective gear outside a testing tent, during screening and testing for COVID-19, in Lenasia, south of Johannesburg, South Africa, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. South Africa and more than half of Africa's 54 countries have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other restrictions to try to contain the spread of COVID-19. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

SA Covid-19 death toll hits 65 – Mkhize

CAPE TOWN- South Africa now has 65 Covid-19 related deaths and 3635 infections, health minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday evening.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 133 774, of which 6 868 were done in the last 24 hours.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

GAUTENG

1224

WESTERN CAPE

1079

KWAZULU – NATAL

758

EASTERN CAPE

377

FREE STATE

106

LIMPOPO

27

NORTH WEST

24

MPUMALANGA

23

NORTHERN CAPE

16

UNALLOCATED

1

” We regrettably report 7 more COVID-19 related deaths. Five of them occurred in the Western Cape and two in KwaZulu-Natal. This increases the total to 65. We express our condolences to the affected families and appreciate the health workers who treated these patients,” said Mkhize.

 

 

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