Coronavirus: COVID-19 Cases Rise to 2 605; Limpopo, EC Record First Deaths

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South Africa has 2 605 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with Limpopo and the Eastern Cape recording their first deaths.

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

“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

TOTAL                                      2605                           48                   903



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