COVID-19 claims 28 more lives as infection cases pass 20 000 mark

Twenty eight (28) more people in South  Africa have died of COVID-19 , taking the death toll to 397 . The infection cases have also surged by 988 , shooting the total number of infection cases to 20,125 . This was announced by Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize on Friday. Mkhize said the new figures were from 17,599 tests done in the last 24-hour cycle.
The provincial breakdown of cases, deaths and recoveries was on Wednesday provided as:
• Western Cape — 12,888 cases, 257 deaths, 6,126 recoveries;
• Gauteng — 2,521 cases, 29 deaths, 1,776 recoveries;
• Eastern Cape — 2,459 cases, 53 deaths, 1,036 recoveries;
• KwaZulu-Natal — 1,735 cases, 47 deaths, 880 recoveries;
• Free State — 185 cases, 6 deaths, 121 recoveries;
• Limpopo — 120 cases, 3 deaths, 51 recoveries;
• Mpumalanga — 98 cases, 0 deaths, 58 recoveries;
• North West — 80 cases, 1 death, 29 recoveries; and
• Northern Cape — 39 cases, 1 death, 27 recoveries.

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