South Africa on Sunday recorded an astonishing 1160 new positive coronavirus cases, the highest spike the country has seen in a single day.
Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize said the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases now stands at 15 515, with the 1 160 new cases identified in the last 24-hour cycle of testing.
The Department of Health still remains concerned about the developments in the Western Cape, comprising 76% of the new cases from the past 24 hr cycle. Western Cape – 890 new cases, followed by the Eastern Cape with 124 cases.
Regrettably we report a further 3 COVID-19 related deaths which brings the total national deaths to 264.The total number of recoveries to date is 7 006.
Of the 264 deaths, 66 or 25% are between the ages of 60 and 69.
To date 460 863 tests have been conducted countrywide.
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) May 17, 2020