16 April 2020
As at today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 2605.
We also note that the number of tests being conducted continues to rise, with the total number of tests conducted to date being 95 060.
It is with regret that we inform the public that the COVID-19 related deaths is now 48.
We note that two provinces, ie, 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.
We are also encouraged by the increased number of patients who have recovered from COVID19.
The provincial breakdown is as follows:
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Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health