South Africa’s COVID-19 curve appeared to be flattening after less than 800 people contracted the deadly disease. This after 772 people tested positive for the coronavirus induced disease in the last 24 hour cycle.
The new cases spiked the total number of COVID-19 cases from 650 749 to 651 521. The 772 were recorded from 11 603 tests conducted, with 7 838 of those conducted in the public health facilities and 3 765 in the private centres.
Mkhize also said 142 more COVID-19 patients have lost their lives to the deadly disease, increasing the death toll from 15 499 to 15 641.
“We extend our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and also thank the health care workers that treated the deceased patients,” he said.
He also said that of the new fatalities, 16 were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal, 12 in Gauteng, four in the Eastern Cape, 13 in the Western Cape, 11 in the Northern Cape , 19 in Mpumalanga and 67 in Limpopo
Mkhize also said of the 651 521 patients, 583 126 have recovered from the disease, which translates to a recovery rate of 88.5 percent.