South Africa Covid-19 Cases Rise To 16 400
19 May 2020
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Minister Zweli Mkhize

Own Correspondent|South Africa Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has announced that there are now 16,433 confirmed cases of coronavirus in South Africa.

This is an increase of 918 cases from the 15,515 cases reported on Sunday, when the country recorded its highest daily total of 1,160 new infections.

Dr Mkhize said on Monday (18 May), that the total number of deaths has now reached 286 – an increase of 22 deaths from 264 reported before.

The minister said that 475,071 tests have been conducted to date – 14,198 over the past 24-hours, while he highlighted a total of 7,298 recoveries to date, from 7,006 before.