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Covid-19 cases have jumped to 17 200 with death toll now at 312

Zweli Mkhize

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said on Tuesday 19 May that South Africa has now reported 17 200 cases of COVID-19, with 767 new cases in the last 24-hours since Monday’s update.

He also said that 26 more people have died of the virus, bringing the total to 312.

A total of 488 609 tests have been completed, with 13 538 in the past 24-hours, and 7 960 people have recovered from the virus in full.

PROVINCIAL BREAKDOWN:

The following confirmed COVID-19 cases have been detected in each province as of Tuesday 19 May:

  • Gauteng – 2 361 cases;
  • Western Cape – 10 639 cases;
  • KwaZulu-Natal – 1 616 cases;
  • Free State – 168 cases;
  • Eastern Cape – 2 135 cases;
  • Limpopo – 94 cases;
  • Mpumalanga – 78 cases;
  • North West – 72 cases;
  • Northern Cape – 37 cases; and
  • Unknown – 0 cases.