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Coronavirus: South Africa’s death toll rises to 186 as cases hit 9,420

South Africa has recorded a total of 9,420 cases, with eight more deaths, bringing the death toll to 186 as of Saturday, May 9, 2020.

“We are saddened to report eight new deaths, seven from the Western Cape and one from KwaZulu-Natal. We have also been advised that one of the deceased was a nurse at Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town. We pay special tribute to this health worker,” Mkhize said.

The new total of 9,420 Covid-19 cases in the country is an increase of 525 since Friday’s update.

Gauteng has recorded the second highest figures in the country, with 1,910 cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal (1,308) and the Eastern Cape (1,078).

Remaining provincial breakdown:

Free State: 134 cases

Limpopo: 51

Mpumalanga: 61

North West: 41

Northern Cape: 28

The country has seen a total of 3,983 recoveries to date.

A total of 324,079 Covid-19 tests have been conducted nationally, and 16,327 of these are new tests from those reported yesterday.

Source: allafrica.com

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