Thursday, 16 April 2020

Pretoria: South Africa has 2 605 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with Limpopo and the Eastern Cape recording their first deaths. The new confirmed positive cases have increased by 99 from yesterday’s announced figures.

“It is with regret that we inform the public that the COVID-19 related deaths is now 48,”

An increase of 14 new confirmed deaths from yesterdays’ figures of 34.

“We note that two provinces, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape, have also recorded their first deaths. We convey our condolences to the families,”

“We continue to speak strength and appreciate our dedicated health workers, who are faced with these circumstances daily,” said the Health Department on Thursday.

The number of tests being conducted continues to rise, with the total number of tests conducted to date being 95 060.

The Department said it was encouraged by the increased number of patients, who have recovered from COVID19.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

PROVINCE CONFIRMED CASES DEATHS RECOVERIES
GAUTENG 969 6 479
WESTERN CAPE 675 13 205
KWAZULU-NATAL 539 20 96
EASTERN CAPE 220 4 9
FREE STATE 98 4 71
LIMPOPO 26 1 18
NORTH WEST 24 0 10
MPUMALANGA 22 0 9
NORTHERN CAPE 16 0 6
UNALLOCATED 16 0 0
TOTALS 2605 48 903