SA COVID-19 – records 3 635 cases, 65 deaths


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South Africa has 3 635 confirmed COVID-19 cases, the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, announced on Wednesday, 22 April.

This is an increase of 170 cases from the previous night.

In a statement, Mkhize confirmed that seven more COVID-19 related deaths had been recorded, bringing the total number to 65.

Five of the deaths occurred in the Western Cape, while two were recorded in KwaZulu-Natal. 

To date, South Africa has conducted 133 774 COVID-19 tests, with 6 868 of these done in the last 24 hours.

The provincial breakdown of infections is as follows:

Gauteng: 1 224
Western Cape: 1 079
KwaZulu-Natal: 758
Eastern Cape: 377
Free State: 106
Limpopo: 27
North West: 24
Mpumalanga: 23
Northern Cape: 16
Unallocated: 1

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