On Sunday [April 19] the Department of Health recorded an increase of confirmed coronavirus cases from 3034 to 3158. This comes after the Department recorded South Africa’s largest jump in confirmed coronavirus cases in a single day. The number of cases increased by 251 cases from 2783 to 3034 on Saturday, April 18.
Two more deaths were also recorded, one of which was in the Western Cape.
“Today we regrettably report 2 more COVID-19 related deaths. Similar to yesterday, these are from KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape. This brings the total death toll to 54 today. We convey our condolences to the families and also appreciate the committed health workers,” said the Minister of Heath, Dr Zwelini Mkhize.