A total of 12,074 confirmed cases of Covid-19 were reported in South Africa by Wednesday evening, indicating an increase of 724 new cases since the previous day.
Dr. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has now revealed in his latest statement that 608 of the new cases have been reported in the Western Cape. Gauteng, in turn, has reported another 61 new cases.
Mkhize said in the statement that a total of 6 713 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus were currently reported in the Western Cape, followed by 2,074 cases in Gauteng. In KwaZulu-Natal, 1 413 patients have so far tested positive for Covid-19.
The country’s death toll currently stands at 219 while 4,745 patients in South Africa have already recovered.
According to Mkhize, 386 352 tests have already been performed, of which 16 655 have been performed in the past 24-hour cycle. Most of the total number of tests was conducted in the public sector (197 366), compared with 188 986 tests so far in the private sector.