JOHANNESBURG - The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in South Africa has risen to 1,505.
Two more deaths have also been reported in KwaZulu-Natal -- an 80-year-old man who died on 1 April and an 81-year-old woman who died on 2 April.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said 43 new cases were reported on Friday.
In total, seven people have now died in South Africa.
The Western Cape has the second-highest number of patients infected with coronavirus in the country -- there are now almost 400.
It’s also starting to see an uptick in local transmissions, prompting the need to prepare for mass community testing.