Thursday, 11 June 2020
Eastern Cape: As of today, the cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 58 568, an increase of 3147 from yesterday’s report.
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Speaking from the Eastern Cape; where he was visiting the province, Minister of Health; Dr Zweli Mkhize said that today the country has reached a milestone of over one million tests that have been completed.
“This was no small feat and I would like to pay tribute to all the technicians and pathologists in the NHLS and Private laboratories and all the staff who work in the most risky environment, 24 hours a day, to churn out these results,”
“South Africa was one of the first off the mass testing mark and we were the first country to do community screening and testing. I would also like to thank the drivers from NHLS, who have been responsible for getting all 67 mobile units to all the districts and who continue to move vehicles between provinces to areas of greatest need,”
“I would also like to thank the labs for the hard work that is being done now to clear the backlog and improve turnaround times for processing of specimens.” said Dr Mkhize.
1 028 399 tests have been conducted cumulatively of which 29 999 were conducted since the last report.
The total number of recoveries to date are 33 252, which translates to a recovery rate of 56,8%
Minister said that deaths will be reported later when they have been collated.