Covid tally rises past 20,000, with deaths nearing 400

Diepsloot residents can be seen getting screened and tested for the Covid-19 virus at a testing site in the Diepsloot Park, 8 May 2020, Johannesburg. Picture: Jacques Nelles

In a statement on Friday Health Minister Zweli Mkhize revealed that the Covid-19 death toll had risen to 397.

The number of cumulative cases rose to 20,125, an increase of 988.

The Western Cape still has nearly two-thirds of all cases with 12,888 and 2,521 in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape close behind with 2,459.

Recoveries have also risen, to 10,104 recoveries.

Dept of health

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