South Africa’s coronavirus infection now stands at 7808, just 192 new infections shy of reaching 8 000.
As of May 6, there are 7808 positive cases of #COVID #Covid_19 recorded in SA. More than 11 000 tests have been conducted in the past 24 hours alone. Sadly, 5 more deaths have also been reported. pic.twitter.com/iatNfc8bAw
— Department of Health: COVID-19 (@COVID_19_ZA) May 6, 2020
An increase of 236 in the last 24-hour-period, while 11 315 tests were done in the same period.
The Western Cape remains the epicentre of the pandemic with 3 760 followed by Gauteng with 1 720.
The death toll has also increased after five new deaths were recorded bringing the total number of deaths to 153.
From the latest data, the Western Cape recorded 2 deaths along with KwaZulu-Natal, while one death was recorded in Limpopo.
Despite this, the Health Ministry says it is encouraged by the number of recoveries which stand at 3 153.
— SABC News (@SABCNews) May 6, 2020