SA’s Covid-19 cases now stand at 2 272 and 27 deaths


The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 2 272 and Covid-19 related deaths now stand at 27, following the death of a 68-year-old male from the Western Cape and a 57-year-old male from Gauteng.

Commenting on the latest deaths, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said while the Western Cape patient had a history of underlying health problems, the Gauteng patient was a cause for concern as there was no history of underlying health problems.

Provincial Breakdown – Cases

Gauteng 866
Western Cape 588
Kwazulu-Natal 443
Free State 96
Eastern Cape 88
Limpopo 23
Mpumalanga 21
North West 19
Northern Cape 16
Unallocated 15


Dr Mkhize said cumulatively 83 693 Covid-19 tests have been conducted to date and more than 4 000 people have been referred for testing as a result of the screening process. A team of 10 654 tracers are tasked with tracking the contacts of confirmed cases and ensuring that they are tested.

Globally, more than 1.8m people have tested positive for Covid-19.

Source: IOL

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