A residents from the Alexandra township gets tested for COVID-19 , in Johannesburg, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. South Africa will begin a phased easing of its strict lockdown measures on May 1, although confirmed cases of coronavirus continue to increase. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

Over 100 Covid-19 deaths in SA

CAPE TOWN- South Africa’s Covid-19 death toll has reached 103, an increase of 10. Infections now stand at 5350 an increase of 354, making it the highest number of cases recorded within a 24 hour period. 

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said that 3 of the deaths are from Gauteng, 4 from the Western Cape, 2 from KwaZulu-Natal and one from the Eastern Cape.  

Mkhize conveyed his condolences as one of the deceased patients was a registered nurse who worked for the Department of Health.

Two of the deceased include women under the age of 40 with only one having a comorbidity.

The total number of tests conducted to date is 197 127, of which 11 630 were done in the last 24 hours.

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