Ten more COVID-19 deaths have pushed South Africa’s death toll to 417. The total number of confirmed cases is 21 343 and recoveries are at 10 104.
The Eastern Cape is trailing behind the Western Cape with the number of deaths with the province’s fatalities at 58. The Western Cape remains the epicentre of the pandemic in South Africa with 261 deaths and 13 826 infections.
The latest figures come as South Africa prepares for further relaxation of COVID-19 regulations.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has previously said that the country will be moving to level 3 of the lockdown in June.
He is expected to address the nation on Sunday evening, where details of discussions held in that regard are expected to be revealed.
This as the world continues the race to find a vaccine to the virus that has turned the lives of millions of people around the world upside down.
Want to know more about the development of a vaccine for Covid-19? Listen to Prof Helen Rees who is leading the SA part of a global trial to identify treatments for Covid-19. pic.twitter.com/Opikk3DslF
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) May 23, 2020