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    South Africa’s coronavirus infections toll hits 20,000

    South Africa now has 20,125 confirmed cases of coronavirus after 998 more people tested positive on Friday.

    According to S. Africa’s Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, 28 more people have died, raising the Covid-19 fatalities toll to 397.

    The number of recoveries up to now is 10,104 according to the health ministry’s figures.

    The Western Cape province is the epicenter of the disease, with 12,888 confirmed cases of coronavirus.

    Gauteng is second with 2,521 cases of coronavirus, followed by Eastern Cape (2,459) and KwaZulu-Natal (1,735).

    In the last 24 hours, 17,599 tests were done, bringing the total number of tests that have been done since the outbreak of the virus to 543,032.

    South Africa is eyeing at easing the lockdown restrictions, with many businesses expected to be open by mid-June.

    Dr. Mkhize says that as the winter season looms, more people are expected to have flu, making the fight against coronavirus more complicated.

    He says that during winter, South Africa’s fight against Covid-19 will be ‘put to test’.

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