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Coronavirus: SA surpasses 10 000 cases, with 194 deaths

NEW YORK, USA - APRIL 1: A sad and tired healthcare worker is seen by the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York, United States on April 1, 2020. New York is the U.S. state worst-hit by the pandemic. As New York state grapples with the novel coronavirus outbreak, 1,941 people have died and 83,712 have tested positive for the virus, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa has surpassed 10 000, Health Minister Zweli Mkize said on Sunday.

The total now stands at 10 015.

Eight more deaths have been confirmed – three in the Western Cape, one in the Eastern Cape and four in Gauteng – bringing the total number of deaths to 194.

Mkhize, however, said he was encouraged by the number of recoveries, which was 4 173 as at 9 May.

The Western Cape and Eastern Cape combined make up 84% of the total new cases, Mkhize said.

341 336 tests have been conducted, with 49% of tests occurring in private facilities and 51% in public facilities.

17 257 tests had been conducted since the department’s last report.

Breakdown Western Cape: 5 168 cases, 98 deaths and 1 607 recoveriesGauteng: 1 952 cases, 22 deaths and 1 247 recoveriesKwaZulu-Natal: 1 353 cases, 43 deaths and 606 recoveriesEastern Cape: 1 218 cases, 22 deaths and 519 recoveriesFree State: 135 cases, six deaths and 105 recoveriesMpumalanga: 61 cases, no deaths, 22 recoveriesLimpopo: 54 cases, three deaths and 28 recoveriesNorth West: 45 cases, no deaths, 23 recoveriesNorthern Cape: 29 cases, no deaths, 16 recoveries