South Africa’s coronavirus death toll passes the 300 mark
Written by Lethiwe Mdluli on 20 May, 2020
South Africa has been hit by 26 more Covid-19 deaths.
The Health Department says the virus’ total known death toll now stands at 312.
The Northern Cape has reported its first death.
The number of confirmed cases shot up yesterday by 767, taking the total to 17 200.
Close to 8 000 patients have recovered.
Meanwhile the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the Department of Correctional Services now stands at 571.
178 officers and 393 prisoners have tested positive, but 99 of the patients have recovered.
On Thursday, the cases stood at 355.
The drastic increase can partially be attributed to the confirmation of the results of 178 East London prisoners.
Spokesperson, Singabakho Nxumalo, says officers are still separating newly admitted prisoners from the others for a 14 day period.
By:Gagasi FM News