COVID-19 cases rise to 1,505; two more deaths reported

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in South Africa has risen to 1,505. Courtesy #DStv403

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.

Source
eNCA