COVID-19: Death toll rises to 75

Written by on 24 April, 2020

The number of known Covid-19 deaths in South Africa has spiked by 10 to 75.

The Western Cape now has the highest number of fatalities at 28, followed by KwaZulu-Natal with 27 and Gauteng with eight.

The Western Cape has 1279 confirmed cases out the country’s total of 3953.

Gauteng has the second most cases at 1252, followed by KZN with 807 cases.

Health minister, Zweli Mkhize, says while the increase is concerning, the intensified community screening and testing campaign is helping to find more positive patients.

Meanwhile transport MEC in the province, Bheki Ntuli, says he’s concerned that people are still not adhering to the national lockdown regulations.

Ntuli had been briefing media during an intensified law enforcement roadblock in Verulam north of Durban.

More than 685 people have been arrested for contravening with the lockdown regulations since the beginning of roadblocks in eThekwini region.

Ntuli says people must stay at home to protect their families on Coved-19 pandemic.

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