More than 10 000 South Africans have tested positive for Covid-19, an increase of 595 in the past 24 hours. There were also eight more deaths recorded from Saturday, taking the total to 194.
“As of today, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 10,015. We note with concern that the Western Cape and Eastern Cape combined comprises 84% of the total new cases,” Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a statement.
Four of the eight deaths were in Gauteng, three in the Western Cape, and one from the Eastern Cape.
In total, 341,336 tests have been conducted.
The provincial breakdown of cases is as follows:
Western Cape: 5,168
Eastern Cape: 1,218
Free State: 135
North West: 45
Northern Cape: 29
There were 4 173 recoveries as of Sunday. The provincial breakdown of deaths and recoveries was provided as:
Western Cape: 98 deaths and 1,607 recoveries
KwaZulu-Natal: 43 deaths and 606 recoveries
Gauteng: 22 deaths and 1,247 recoveries
Eastern Cape: 22 deaths and 519 recoveries
Free State: 6 deaths, 105 recoveries
Limpopo: 3 deaths and 28 recoveries
North West: 0 deaths and 23 recoveries
Mpumalanga: 0 deaths and 22 recoveries
Northern Cape: deaths and 16 recoveries