The Minister of Health in South Africa, Zweli Mkhize, on Sunday confirmed that the country in the past 24 hours recorded 595 new cases of Coronavirus.
Mkhize while revealing the development in the country expressed concern over increasing new cases in the country.
The Minister further stated that 84 percent of the recorded cases are from the Western Cape and Eastern Cape combined.
South Africa has recorded 10,015, Coronavirus cases so far since the outbreak, with 194 death cases recorded, following eight more deaths recorded from the Western Cape, the Eastern Cape, and Gauteng.
The Western Cape Province leads with 5,168 cases, followed by Gauteng Province with 1,952, KwaZulu-Natal Province with 1,353 and the Eastern Cape Province with 1,218.
“Regrettably, we report eight more COVID-19 related deaths, which sums up to 194 death toll.”
“We are, however, encouraged by the number of recoveries, which was 4,173 as of May 9,” Mkhize said.
Mkhize added that so far a total of 341,336 tests have been conducted.
The Africa Center for Disease Control, CDC COVID-19 dashboard as at Sunday confirmed that South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, and Algeria have continued to top the list of countries in Africa with the highest reported coronavirus cases.
In West Africa, Ghana has the highest cases with 4,263 infected persons, followed by Nigeria with 4151 cases.