Saturday, May 16 2020 @ 11:30 am SAST

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NATIONAL NEWS - In a statement on Friday evening, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa had risen to 13,524.

421,555 tests had so far been conducted with 18,537 done in the last 24-hour cycle.

Mkhize said there were another nine Covid-related deaths, bringing the total deaths nationally to 247.

“We are, however, encouraged by the rising number of recoveries, which now stands at 6,083.”

The Western Cape has nearly two-thirds of all confirmed cases.

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