Coronavirus cases rise to 1,505; two more deaths reported


The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in South Africa has risen to 1,505.

Two more deaths have also been reported in KwaZulu-Natal — an 80-year-old man who died on 1 April and an 81-year-old woman who died on 2 April.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said 43 new cases were reported on Friday.

In total, seven people have now died in South Africa.

The Western Cape has the second-highest number of patients infected with coronavirus in the country — there are now almost 400.

It’s also starting to see an uptick in local transmissions, prompting the need to prepare for mass community testing.

– eNCA

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