South Africa’s coronavirus related deaths have now passed 700. There are now 22 new reported COVID-19 deaths in the last 24-hours. Those fatalities are solely from the Western Cape. That brings the total number of deaths in the province to 525. As of Monday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa stands at 34,357.
The total national recoveries are 17,291. The Department of Health says 742,742 tests have been processed of which 17,617 tests have been conducted since the last report.
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) June 1, 2020
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In other news – Sophie Lichaba says her diabetes makes her vulnerable during the Covid-19 pandemic
After a recent visit to hospital due to high sugar levels, veteran actress Sophie Ndaba is grateful to be alive, especially because diabetes makes her high risk during the Covid-19 pandemic. The star has been candid about her struggles with diabetes, which has led to weight loss and death rumours. Sophie has been extra-cautious as the coronavirus continues to spread, and took to Instagram on Sunday to share her gratitude for life and “constant restoration. Read more