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29 More Deaths Bring SA’s COVID-19 Fatalities To 16,312

The Gauteng Health MEC Bandile Masuku with teams of field workers in Ekurhuleni District, Glen Marikana Informal settlement to form part of the screening and testing campaign aimed to combat the spread of COVID-19 on 17 April 2020. Pictures: Sethembiso Zulu/EWN

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The Department of Health confirmed the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 668 529 with 1 480 cases identified.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 117 079 with 14 917 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Department reported 29 more COVID-19 related deaths: 5 from Eastern Cape 5 from KwaZulu-Natal, 5 from Gauteng, 2 from Limpopo, 8 from Northern Cape and 4 from Western Cape. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 16 312.

South Africa’s recoveries now stand at 599 149 which translates to a recovery rate of 89,6%.

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