30 more Covid-19 deaths recorded as cases climb towards 20,000

A scientist examines COVID-19 infected cells during research for a vaccine against the coronavirus disease.
A scientist examines COVID-19 infected cells during research for a vaccine against the coronavirus disease.
Image: ANTON VAGANOV/REUTERS

SA will soon hit 20,000 cases of Covid-19, as the number of confirmed cases climbed by more than 1,100 in the past 24 hours.

In a statement, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in SA has climbed to 19,137 by Thursday.

This was a 1,136 jump from Wednesday's tally.

There were also 30 additional deaths recorded in the past 24-hour cycle, said Mkhize, taking the death toll to 369.

With 50 reported deaths the Eastern Cape now has the country's second highest number of cononavirus related fatalities.

 

The provincial breakdown was as follows:


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