One new COVID-19 death in South Africa

Workers wearing protective clothing clean an entrance hall of the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg.

File: Workers wearing protective clothing clean an entrance hall of the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg.

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JOHANNESBURG - The number of coronavirus deaths in South Africa has risen by one to 87.

The latest fatality is from the Western Cape.

There are 4, 546 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in the country.

The total number of tests conducted to date in South Africa is 168, 643, of which 7, 639 were done in the last 24 hours.

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Meanwhile, the Department of Health has announced that a delegation of 217 Cuban Medical Brigade will arrive in South Africa in the early hours of Monday.

"This is in response to the government of the Republic of South Africa’s request to the government of Cuba to offer us assistance and medical personnel support comprising of infectious diseases specialists, to support South Africa in its efforts to deal with COVID-19," the department said.

"The strong social and political solidarity and support that exists between the two countries have been seen in various development programmes.

"As the Department of Health, we have continuously enjoyed this support through the ongoing medical training programme of South African students in Cuba."

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