Eastern Cape catapults to SA's third most Covid-19 cases

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize with health MEC Sindiswa Gomba in Port Elizabeth.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize with health MEC Sindiswa Gomba in Port Elizabeth.
Image: Fredlin Adriaan

Health minister Zweli Mkhize on Tuesday announced that South Africa had reached a total of 11,350 confirmed Covid-19 infections.

The Eastern Cape had 148 new infections,  with a new total of 1,504 coronavirus cases. The province's new case tally was behind only the Western Cape, which reported 484 new cases.

The Eastern Cape now has the third-highest number of cases in the country, behind the Western Cape and Gauteng, after overtaking KwaZulu-Natal.

A total of 369,697 tests have been conducted with 13,630 performed in the past day.

No new deaths were reported.

 

The provincial breakdown is as follows:


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