Covid-19 death toll climbs to 65

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the confirmed Covid-19 cases have once again risen.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has announced that the confirmed Covid-19 cases have once again risen.
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The death toll of people with Covid-19 has risen to 65.

This comes as the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases on Wednesday increased by 170 to 3,635.

On Tuesday the number of confirmed coronavirus cases stood at 3,465.

This was confirmed by health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize in a media statement on Wednesday evening.

"As at today, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 3 635. The total number of tests conducted to date is 133 774, of which 6 868 were done in the last24 hours," said Mkhize.

"Today, we regrettably report seven more Covid-19 related deaths. Five of them occurred in the Western Cape and two in KwaZulu-Natal. This increases the total to 65."

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