COVID-19 cases rise to 2 506, 34 deaths


The number of COVID-19 related deaths have risen to 34 in South Africa, with infections now at 2 506.

This comes after Health Minister Zweli Mkhize on Wednesday confirmed seven more deaths. Mkhize confirmed the increase during a press briefing.

Infographic from the Health Department

Confirmed cases overnight rose to 2 506 from the 90 515 cases since the country began conducting tests.

Provincial breakdown

Gauteng continues to have the highest number of infections at 930.

The province is followed by the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal with 657 and 519, respectively.

The rest of the cases are spread among the six other provinces as well as 18 unconfirmed cases.

Six of the latest deaths were in KZN, while the other was recorded in Gauteng.

Six of the deceased, aged between 50 and 91, had underlying deceases while it was still unclear with the seventh case.

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