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South Africa’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 3,034

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa has risen to 3,034, an increase of 251 positive cases from those announced on Friday.

The rise in cases comes as the government ramps up rapid testing across the country.

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While announcing the new numbers, South African Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize said 108,021 tests have so far been conducted, mostly in the private sector.

“We are very pleased that the number of tests being conducted on a daily basis has significantly increased,” Dr Mkhize said.

Two more deaths were recorded during the 24-hour period, bringing the total to 52.

The government has warned those burying those who succumb to coronavirus to adhere to strict regulations to avoid contracting the disease as well.

“We have observed that people who are attending funerals are becoming at risk to contract COVID-19 because of the cultural behaviors or rituals that are performed at such funerals,” he warned.

The health ministry indicated that only 241 of the infected people across the country are currently in hospital with just 36 patients in ICU.

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Written by How Africa

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