South Africa recorded 354 confirmed cases of COVID-19 yesterday, its highest so far in 24 hours.
With the latest development, the total cases in the country now stands at 5,350, making it the most affected African nation. It is followed by Egypt with 5,268 cases.
“This is the highest number of cases in a 24-hour cycle recorded to date and represents a 73% increase relative the day before“, said Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.
Till date, South Africa has tested 197,127 people, with 11,630 tests conducted in the last 24 hours.
The latest figure show that the Western Cape remains the most hard-hit area with 2135 cases.
Ten more COVID-19 related deaths were recorded in the country on Wednesday, with three of them from Guateng, and four in the Western Cape.
KwaZulu-Natal reported two fatalities and Eastern Cape confirmed one, bringing the national death toll to 103.
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