COVID-19 death toll rises in South Africa

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A member of medical staff looks on as they test residents, during a nationwide lockdown for 21 days to try to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Alexandra, South Africa, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

COVID-19 death toll rises in South Africa. Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the number of COVID-19 deaths has risen to 18.

Confirmed coronavirus cases in the country stand at 1 845.

“We convey our condolences to the families of the deceased and also appreciate the health workers that treated the deceased patients.” – Health Minister Zweli Mkhize

Gauteng is still the epicentre in the country with 782 infections, followed by the Western Cape at 495 and KwaZulu-Natal with 354 cases.

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