South Africa’s Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, on Sunday confirmed that the country in the past 24 hours recorded 595 new cases of Coronavirus.
Mkhize while revealing the development in the country expressed concern over increasing new cases in the country.
South Africa has recorded 10,015, Coronavirus cases so far since the outbreak, with 194 death cases recorded, following eight more deaths recorded from the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape, and Gauteng.
“Regrettably, we report eight more COVID-19 related deaths, which sums up to 194 death toll.”
“We are, however, encouraged by the number of recoveries, which was 4,173 as of May 9,” Mkhize said.
Mkhize added that so far a total of 341,336 tests have been conducted.
The Africa Center for Disease Control, CDC COVID-19 dashboard as at Sunday confirmed that South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, and Algeria have continued to top the list of countries in Africa with the highest reported coronavirus cases.
In West Africa, Ghana has the highest cases with 4,263 infected persons, followed by Nigeria with 4151 cases.