The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 2605 as of today, April 16. This is an increase of 99. There have also been 14 more deaths, taking the COVID death toll to 48.
In a statement, Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize announced that there are now 48 COVID-19 related deaths in the country, an increase of 14.
“It is with regret that we inform the public that the COVID-19 related deaths is now 48. We note that two provinces, ie, Limpopo and the Eastern Cape have also recorded their first deaths.”
“We convey our condolences to the families. We continue to speak strength and appreciate our dedicated health workers who are faced with these circumstances daily. We are also encouraged by the increased number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19.”
Mkhize also remains positive about the increased number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19. Thus far, there have been 903 recoveries.
The total number of tests conducted to date is 95 060.
The provincial breakdown is as follows: