Health Minister Zweli Mkhize released a statement containing the latest data and numbers relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A total of 324 079 COVID-19 tests has been conducted, of which 16 327 are new tests from those reported yesterday [May 8].

Case Data
There are 525 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with the total number of confirmed cases at 9 420.

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There are 525 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, with the total number of confirmed cases at 9 420.

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Deaths and Recoveries
Total Deaths : 186
Total Recoveries : 3 983

“We are saddened to report 8 new deaths, 7 from the Western Cape and 1 from KwaZulu Natal. We have also been advised that one of the deceased was a nurse at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. We pay special tribute to this health worker. We express our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and thank the health care workers who looked after these patients,” the Minister added.

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