Coronavirus: SA deaths surpass 150, cases rise to 7 808

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
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Deaths related to Covid-19 in South Africa have surpassed 150 after five more fatalities were recorded on Wednesday.

The Department of Health announced in a statement on Wednesday night that there were now 153 deaths, with total confirmed cases sitting at 7 808.

The department said it was also pleased to report that there were 3 153 recoveries. 

A total of 279 379 tests have been conducted to date, with 11 315 tests done in the past 24 hours. 

Western Cape remains the epicentre of the virus with 3 760 infections, followed by Gauteng which has 1720 cases. 

Here is a breakdown of deaths and recoveries in provinces:

  • Eastern Cape - 18 deaths with 388 recoveries
  • Free State - 6 deaths with 102 recoveries
  • Gauteng - 15 deaths with 1 036 recoveries
  • KZN - 38 with 420 recoveries
  • Limpopo - 3 deaths and 27 recoveries
  • Mpumalanga - 0 deaths and 22  recoveries
  • North West - 0 deaths and 20 recoveries
  • Northern Cape - 0 and 16 recoveries
  • Western Cape - 73 deaths and 1 122 recoveries

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