The Western Cape remains the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, with 4 809 cases, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Saturday.
This as the country records a total of 9 420 cases, with eight more deaths, bringing the death toll to 186 as of Saturday, 9 May.
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“We are saddened to report eight new deaths, seven from the Western Cape and one from KwaZulu-Natal.
“We have also been advised that one of the deceased was a nurse at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. We pay special tribute to this health worker,” Mkhize said.
The new total of 9 420 Covid-19 cases in the country is an increase of 525 since Friday’s update.
Gauteng has recorded the second highest figures in the country, with 1 910 cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal (1 308) and the Eastern Cape (1 078).
Remaining provincial breakdown:
Free State: 134 cases
North West: 41
Northern Cape: 28
The country has seen a total of 3 983 recoveries to date.
A total of 324 079 Covid-19 tests have been conducted nationally, 16 327 of these are new tests from those reported yesterday.
Out of the total tests conducted; 50% (160 897) are in the private sector, while 50% (163 182) are in the public sector.
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