Durban – The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Africa has reached 2272. This is an increase of 99 from previous figures, confirmed Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize on Monday. Two new deaths have also been confirmed, a 57-year-old male from Gauteng and a 68-year-old from the Western Cape.
This leaves the number of recorded deaths in South Africa at 27. 436 815 people have been screened for Covid-19 to date.
Mkhize hosted a public engagement that’s meant to deal with technical aspects relating to the country’s Covid-19 response. Experts on Covid-19 joined the meeting.
Professor Salim Abdool Karim, the chairperson of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Covid-19 was among the speakers. He is a world-renowned HIV scientist and infectious diseases epidemiologist.
Over 1.8million people have tested positive for Covid-19 globally.