SA has first jump of more than 1,000 in a day as Covid-19 total now reaches 15,515

SA has first jump of more than 1,000 in a day as Covid-19 total now reaches 15,515

Health minister Zweli Mkhize. Picture: Jacques Nelles

The health minister has expressed concern about the Western Cape now comprising nearly 60% of the national coronavirus total.

As of Sunday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa was 15,515, with 1,160 new cases identified in the last 24-hour cycle of testing, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

“We remain concerned about the developments in the Western Cape, with the total cumulative cases now comprising almost 60% of the national cumulative cases and the new cases from Western Cape comprising 76% of the new cases from the past 24-hour cycle,” said the minister.

460,873 tests had been conducted with 21,314 done in the last 24-hour cycle.

Another three deaths brought the total of Covid-19-related deaths to 264.

Graphic: Department of health

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