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SA Nears 16 000 COVID-19 Deaths

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

The Department of Health has confirmed the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 661 211 with 1 555 new cases identified.

The cumulative number of tests conducted to date is 4 041 543 with 16 884 new tests conducted since the last report.

The Department reported 13 more COVID-19 related deaths: 3 from Eastern Cape 1 from KwaZulu-Natal, 3 from Gauteng and 6 from Western Cape.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 15 953.

Our National recoveries now stand at 590 071 which translates to a recovery rate of 89,2%.

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