Friday, April 17, 2020

Pretoria: South Africa has confirmed a total of 2 783 COVID-19 cases, having conducted 100 827 tests to date.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

GAUTENG 1018
WESTERN CAPE 717
KWAZULU – NATAL 591
EASTERN CAPE 246
FREE STATE 100
LIMPOPO 26
NORTH WEST 24
MPUMALANGA 23
NORTHERN CAPE 16
UNALLOCATED 22

“Today we regrettably report two new COVID-19 related deaths. Both deceased are from the Western Cape,” Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement on Friday.

This increases the total number of deaths to 50.

“We convey our condolences to the families and also appreciate the health workers who were treating the deceased patients.” the Minister said.