South Africa’s Covid-19 death toll passes the 150 mark

Written by on 7 May, 2020

Five more deaths due to the coronavirus has brought South Africa’s total known death toll to 153.

Two deaths each, were recorded in the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and one in Limpopo.

The country has now seen 7 808 infections, but 3153 patients have recovered.

Health minister, Zweli Mkhize, says two health workers have died from the virus, while 26 have been hospitalized.

A total of 511 health workers have contracted the coronavirus.

Meanwhile the Gauteng government has rolled out a mass screening and testing campaign for all government staff in the province to try and curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Johannesburg has recorded the highest number of cases of the virus in the province with 954.

The screening and testing programme is split into three categories; essential workers, employees working from home and those returning to work under level four lockdown.


By: Gagasi FM News

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