Covid-19: Confirmed number of cases in SA now at 7 572

The total number of deaths due to Covid-19 nationally now stands at 148

The Department of Health has announced that as of today, 5 May, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is at 7 572.

A total of 268 064 tests have been conducted to date with 10 523 tests done in the past 24 hours.

There are 10 more Covid-19 related deaths: Seven from Western Cape, one from Eastern Cape, one from KwaZulu-Natal and one from Gauteng. This brings the total number of deaths nationally to 148.

The provincial breakdown is as follows:

  • Eastern Cape – 838 cases
  • Free State – 128 cases
  • Gauteng – 1 697 cases
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 1 142 cases
  • Limpopo – 40 cases
  • Mpumalanga – 57 cases
  • North West – 35 cases
  • Northern Cape – 26 cases
  • Western Cape – 3 609 cases

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