Covid-19: Total infections surpass 10 000

South Africa had conducted 341 336 tests, including 17 257 tests in the preceding 24 hours, a record high for a 24-hour testing cycle, said the department. 

The Department of Health has announced an increase in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa. As of 10 May, the number of infections stood at 10 015 with the number of deaths nationally rising by 8 to 194. Three of the deaths recorded were in the Western Cape, 4 in Gauteng and 1 in the Eastern Cape.

The Western Cape and the Eastern Cape combined make up 84 percent of the new cases.

Provincial breakdown of positive cases:

Western Cape – 5 168
Gauteng – 1 952
KwaZulu-Natal – 1 353
Eastern Cape – 1 218
Free State- 135
Mpumalanga- 61
Limpopo – 54
North West – 45
Northern Cape – 29
Total – 10 015

South Africa had conducted 341 336 tests, including 17 257 tests in the preceding 24 hours, a record high for a 24-hour testing cycle, said the department.

Covid-19 deaths per province:
Western Cape – 98
KwaZulu-Natal – 43
Eastern Cape – 22
Gauteng – 22
Free State – 6
Limpopo – 3
Mpumalanga, North West and the Northern Cape – 0
Total – 194

Recoveries per province:

Western Cape – 1 607
KwaZulu-Natal – 606
Eastern Cape – 519
Gauteng – 1 247
Free State – 105
Limpopo – 28
Mpumalanga – 22
North West – 23
Northern Cape – 16
Total – 4173

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