As of today, April 26, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 4546. The total number of tests conducted to date is 168 643, of which 7 639 were done in the last 24 hours.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

“We regrettably report another COVID-19 related death (1) in the Western Cape, which increases the total number of deaths to 87. We convey condolences to the family and appreciate our frontline workers who treated this patient,” said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize in a statement.

Cuban doctors 

Mkhize also acknowledged the arrival of the medical brigade of Cuban doctors to the country. He explained that the doctors had been placed in quarantine in Cuba before departing to South Africa.

“As South Africa, we have taken an additional step which is in line with our lockdown regulations. This team will be put in precautionary quarantine as they await their test results. We will also use this period to fully induct them into the South African situational analysis and the various provinces they will be deployed to,” said Mkhize.

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