South Africa records 8 more COVID-19 deaths

South Africa records 8 more COVID-19 deaths

As COVID-19 continues to spread, health officials have confirmed the deaths of another eight people - bringing South Africa's death toll to 161. 

Nurse holds a swab for the coronavirus / covid19 test stock photo

According to statistics released on Thursday night by the Health Minister, the number of cases continues to climb. 

We now have 8 232 infections nationally. 

That's an increase of 424 cases in the past 24 hours. 

KwaZulu Natal has 1 204 active cases now.

Two more people died in our province - bringing the number of deaths to 40. 

In the Western Cape - which's been the epicentre of the outbreak in the country - almost 4 000 people have tested positive. 

Meanwhile, 292 153 tests have been conducted countrywide to date - there've been over 3 100 recoveries.

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