3.7.2020 08:50 pm
The cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 177 124, with the total deaths at 2 952.
As of Friday, 3 July 2020, the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa is 177 124, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced in a statement.
A further 87 Covid-19-related deaths – two from Gauteng, 15 from KwaZulu-Natal, 17 from Eastern Cape and 53 from Western Cape – brings the total deaths to 2,292.
The deaths were one from Mpumalanga, four from KwaZulu Natal, 28 from Eastern Cape and 78 from Western Cape.
A further 61 Covid-19-related deaths have brought the total to 1,991.
Cases have increased by 4,966 in one day and the total deaths now stand at 1,831.
According to the statement, affected schools and offices will be closed for decontamination.
A further 63 Covid-19-related deaths have brought the total deaths to 1,737.
A further six deaths in the Eastern Cape and 43 in the Western Cape brought the total deaths to 1,674.
Health department says both deaths and recoveries from the virus have increased.
The Western Cape accounted for 73 of the daily deaths, Gauteng 6 and the Eastern Cape 9.
A total of 1,060,425 tests have been conducted cumulatively of which 32,026 were conducted since the last report.
The total number of cases in the country now stands at 58,568.