As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 4546.
Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize officially released the statistics on Sunday (April 26) in a statement.
According to Dr Mkhize, the total number of tests conducted to date is 168 643.
Cuban doctors enroute to Mzansi
According to Dr Mkhize, a delegation of 217 Cuban Medical Brigade will arrive in South Africa soon.
“This is in response to the Government of the Republic of South Africa’s request to the Government of Cuba to offer us assistance and medical personnel support,” he said
The Cuban Medical Brigade has infectious diseases specialists, trained to support South Africa in its efforts to deal with COVID-19.
The strong social and political solidarity and support that exists between the two countries have been seen in various development programmes.
“As the Department of Health, we have continuously enjoyed this support through the ongoing medical training programme of South African students in Cuba,” he said.