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7 Jun 2020
9:59 pm

Covid-19 cases rise to 48,285, with 998 total deaths

Citizen reporter

Mpumalanga has registered its first Covid-19 related death, with deaths nationally now just two below 1,000.

Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize briefs media about South Africa's plans to fight the coronavirus before it reaches our shores, at the Southern Sun OR Tambo in Kempton Park, 1 March 2020. Picture: Neil McCartney

The latest Covid-19 statistics released by Minister Zweli Mkhize show an increase in positive cases of 2,312.

There have also been a further 46 deaths since Saturday, bringing the total deaths just shy of 1,000 at 998.

45 of the latest Covid-19 related deaths have been in the Western cape, while Mpumalanga also registered its first Covid-19 related death.

920,064 tests have been conducted cumulatively, an increase of 28,395 since the last report.

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