COVID-19 cases rise to 3 300, four new deaths

South Africa on Monday (April 20) confirmed four new COVID-19 deaths, leading to a total of 58 people who have succumbed to the virus to date.

According to a statement released by the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, the country now has 3 300 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with 121 510 tests having been conducted as of Monday evening.

The country has recorded 1 055 COVID-19 recoveries.

Infographic from Department of Health

The Gauteng province is still leading with 1 170 people testing positive for the virus, followed by the Western Cape at 940 cases.

KwaZulu-Natal has 639 cases. This is followed by the Eastern Cape with 310, Free State 105, Limpopo 27, North West 25, Mpumalanga 23 and the Northern Cape 18.

There are 43 unallocated cases.

“There’s s been a significant increase in testing, which is mainly attributed to the mass community screening and testing taking place,” explained Dr Mkhize.

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