As from Tuesday, April 13, South Africa’s number of positive COVID-19 cases now stands at 2272 and 27 fatalities.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize updated the media before engaging in a technical public engagement with experts dealing with COVID-19 in the country.

Statistics for COVID-19 cases, death and recoveries in South Africa

Speaking at the meeting, Dr Mkhize said that the government will soon be able to test at least 60, 000 people in the next few weeks.

The Minister also confirmed that the country has conducted over 83,663 tests so far.

“The number of new infections is not increasing as much as it would’ve been. The borders have also been closed preventing new imported infections.”

The Minister said the regular washing of hands, social distancing and the wearing of mask needs to continue after the conclusion of the national lockdown.

This as the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 has been extended by a further two weeks until the end of April.

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