The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa increased to 6,336 on the 2nd May 2020.
According to Dr. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize there have been 230,688 tests completed, of which 13,164 have been done in the last 24 hours. This is the highest amount of tests done in a 24 hour period.
Meanwhile, seven more COVID-19 deaths have been reported and the death toll is currently at 123. The deaths have been reported in the Western Cape and the Free State. Of the 123 deaths, 71 were men. Most victims were 60 years old and older.
Mkhize said it was encouraging that 2 549 people had already recovered from the virus.
Data shows the risk groups
According to the minister, data has been looked at from patients who were hospitalized and it was found that hypertension, diabetes and heart disease are the three most common illnesses that lead to hospitalization.
“Other illnesses that occur among COVID-19 patients include chronic lung disease, asthma, chronic kidney disease, malignant tumors or cancer, HIV and tuberculosis.
Mkhize has called on South Africans 63 years and older and those with underlying illnesses to be extra careful amid the restraint measures being relaxed.