Sunday, 12 April 2020

Pretoria: As of today, 12 April 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 2 173, with no reported increase in deaths.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said this is an increase of 145 cases from the previously reported cases on Saturday. The number of deaths still stand at 25.

He said the total number of tests conducted to date is 80 085.

“We are also seeing an increase in test conducted at public laboratories. Of the 5 032 tests conducted in the past day, 3 192 were done in public laboratories,” Mkhize said.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

GAUTENG 865
WESTERN CAPE 587
KWAZULU – NATAL 443
FREE STATE 96
EASTERN CAPE 88
LIMPOPO 23
MPUMALANGA 21
NORTH WEST 19
NORTHERN CAPE 16
UNALLOCATED 15

“The number of new infections is not increasing as much as it would’ve been. The borders have also been closed preventing new imported infections.”

The Minister said the regular washing of hands, social distancing and the wearing of mask needs to continue after the conclusion of the national lockdown.

This as the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 has been extended by a further two weeks until the end of April.