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Minister of Health Dr Zweli Mkhize revealed on Saturday that South Africa’s COVID-19 toll now stands at 4 361, with seven more deaths reported since he gave his last update.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and death toll in South Africa, 25 April

This brings the number of coronavirus-related deaths to 86, with the Eastern Cape recording four of the newly-confirmed deaths, with two from the Western Cape and one from Limpopo.

Most of the new cases are from the Western Cape – the country’s new epicentre of the virus – which accounts for 101 of the 141 infections reported in the past 24 hours.

The increases the province’s caseload to 1 514, over 200 more than Gauteng (1 304) which, for weeks, was South Africa’s hardest-hit region.

Gauteng has reported 25 new cases, while KwaZulu-Natal now has 847 positive cases, with the Eastern Cape confirming eight more new infections to take its toll to 488.

COVID-19 breakdown by province on 25 April

South Africa has conducted a total of 161 004 COVID-19 tests with 8 614 done in the last 24 hours.

  • Western Cape – 1 514 cases,
  • Gauteng – 1 304 cases,
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 847 cases,
  • Free State – 111 cases,
  • Limpopo – 30 cases,
  • North West – 28 cases
  • Mpumalanga – 23
  • Northern Cape – 16
  • No unallocated cases.

This is a developing story.

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