South Africa cases pass 10,000; concerns grow over Cape Town hotspot

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa (as of Monday May 11) surpassed 10,000, including 194 fatalities, according to Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize. The death toll of 194 is an increase of eight on the previous figure.

Mkhize confirmed that over 340,000 tests have been conducted since the beginning of the outbreak in the country.

He noted with concern that the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces combined comprise 84 per cent of the total new cases.

Despite increasing …

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