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Coronavirus Updates South Africa (16 April 2020)

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Coronavirus Updates South Africa (16 April 2020)

Coronavirus Updates South Africa 16 April 2020

The following is an official Covid-19 update by the South African government. 

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:

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

Dr Zwelini Mkhize
Minister of Health

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