161 Covid-19 deaths in SA, infections at 8232

Published May 7, 2020


CAPE TOWN- South Africa now has 161 Covid-19 related deaths, with eight more recorded today, and8232 infections, an increase of 424.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize made the announcement at the Ithuba offices in Sandton, where he had accepted a donation of protective gear for healthcare workers.

"In the Western Cape, we are seeing cluster outbreaks, or hotspots. We have to find ways of going into these hotspots. We will be seeing what we can do additionally in the Western Cape," said Mkhize.

Six of the latest deaths were recorded in the Western Cape and two from KwaZulu-Natal.

Here's a provincial breakdown of today's Covid-19 stats:


Western Cape- 3994


Gauteng- 1804


KwaZulu-Natal- 1204


Eastern Cape- 929


Free State- 134


Mpumalanga- 59


Limpopo- 41


North West- 40


Northern Cape- 27


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