As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 10 015.
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“We note with concern that the Western Cape and Eastern Cape combined comprises 84%of the total new cases,” said Dr Zweli Mkhize, Health Minister.
A total of 341 336 tests have been conducted to date with 17 257 tests done relative to the last report. “This is a record high for a 24-hour cycle of testing,” he said.
Reported COVID-19 Deaths:
“Regrettably, we report 8 more COVID-19 related deaths: 3 from the Western Cape, 1 from Eastern Cape, and 4 from Gauteng,” said Mkhize.
This brings the total national deaths to 194
“We wish to express our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated these patients,” he said.
“We are however encouraged by the number of recoveries which was 4173 as at 9 May 2020.”
The provincial breakdown is as follows: