As at today (19 April), the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 3158, according to the Department of Health.

Two more deaths were also recorded, one in KwaZulu-Natal and the second in the Western Cape. This brings the death toll to 54.

The total number of tests conducted is 114 711.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

Gauteng – 1148

Western Cape – 868

KwaZulu-Natal – 617

Eastern Cape – 293

Free State – 100

Limpopo – 27

North West – 24

Mpumalanga – 23

Northern Cape – 16

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