As of today, 18 May 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 16,433. This is 918 new cases from yesterday’s reported cases. A total of 475,071 tests have been conducted and 14,198 have been done in the last 24 hours.

Regrettably, we we report a further 22 COVID-19 related deaths today. The brings the National death toll to 286. We wish to express our condolences to the families and friends of the deceased patients.

On a positive note, 7,298 recoveries have been recorded to date. Gauteng Province has recorded 818 recoveries.

In a statement, the Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize said “As we prepare for the easing of lockdown regulations high risk age groups and those with co-morbidities such as hypertension, diabetes, cardiac disease, obesity and people living with HIV must take extra precautions and necessary steps to avoid possible exposure to COVID-19”

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