South Africa records 194 fatalities, 10,015 coronavirus cases

“We note with concern that the Western Cape and Eastern Cape combined comprises 84 percent of the total new cases,” Health Minister, Zwelini Mkhize said.
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa
6073875 14.11.2019 South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa attends the 11th BRICS leaders summit, in Brazilia, Brazil. Alexei Druzhinin / Sputnik

The South African government on Sunday announced 194 fatalities and over 10,000 coronavirus cases in the country, Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize said while noting that Western Cape and Eastern Cape accounted for most of the new cases.

“As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 10,015, the minister said in a statement, AN AFP report said.

“We note with concern that the Western Cape and Eastern Cape combined comprises 84 percent of the total new cases,” Mkhize added.

The death toll of 194 is an increase of eight on the previous figure. 

South Africa is the worst-hit country in sub-Saharan Africa 

Since May 1 the government has gradually eased the confinement measures put n place in late March to stem the spread of the virus.

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