SA confirms record deaths in one day

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South Africa has registered a record number of deaths in one day after the death toll spiked to over 30 and infections passed the 2 500-mark on Wednesday.

In these unprecedented times, will offer our readers daily updates on the COVID-19 pandemic currently affecting South Africa.

Latest update:

Confirmation was issued during a live broadcast of a collaboration between MultiChoice, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, in which they donated Personal Protective Equipment to government and those on the frontlines fighting the COVID-19 epidemic.

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced that seven deaths occured between Tuesday and today, taking the total number of coronavirus fatalities in the country to 34.

Six of the deaths were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal, where the impact of the virus has been felt the most on local shores, taking the province's total deaths to 18.

The spread of the virus continued with 91 new infections, with Gauteng still the epicentre of the epidemic and the Western Cape and KZN following suit.

Infections per province (deaths):

930 - Gauteng (5)

657 - Western Cape (8)

519 - KwaZulu-Natal (18)

97 - Free State - (3)

23 - North West (0)

22 - Mpumalanga (0)

25 - Limpopo (0)

199 - Eastern Cape (0)

16 - Northern Cape (0)

18 - Unallocated


We wish to urge all to remain home under these trying circumstances and practise all necessary precautions to avoid infection and the spread thereof.

Remember to wash your hands with alcohol-based sanitiser or soap and water while strictly adhering to the 35-day lock down.