August 1, 2020

South Africa coronavirus cases top 500,000: government

Johannesburg (AFP) – South Africa has now registered more than 500,000 cases of coronavirus, the health ministry announced Saturday, making it by far the hardest-hit country in Africa.The country has become the epicentre of the deadly pandemic on the continent, accounting for more than half of Africa’s diagnosed infections.”Today South Africa has exceeded the half-a-million mark with a cumulative total of 503,290 confirmed COVID-19 cases recorded,” Heath Minister Zweli Mkhize said in his daily update.More than a third of positive cases are in Gauteng province — South Africa’s financial hub.So…


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