As of today [April 5], the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases is 1655. This is an increase of 70 from the previously reported cases.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Gauteng: 704

Western Cape: 454

KwaZulu-Natal: 246

Free State: 87

Eastern Cape: 31

Limpopo: 19

Mpumalanga: 18

North West: 11

Northern Cape: 8

Unallocated: 77

The total number of COVID-19 tests conducted conducted in South Africa to date is 56 873 an increase of 2 936 from those reported yesterday.

Two more people has also died from COVID-19, bringing the national total to 11.

The first deceased patient is an 82-year-old female from the Western Cape who was admitted to ICU on March 29 2020. She had presented with fever, short breath, body pains, dry cough and sore throat. She also had comorbidities that included hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol.

The second deceased patient is an 86-year-old male from KwaZulu-Natal admitted to hospital on March 26 2020, with a diagnosis of bronchopneumonia and respiratory distress. He had an underlying condition of chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD).

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