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South Africa coronavirus: avoid churches, reopening is death trap - Malema

Key statistics as at May 28, data from National Institute For Communicable Diseases, NICD

Total confirmed cases = 27,403

Total recoveries = 14,370

Total deaths = 577

Active cases = 12,456

May 29: EFF says church reopening, death trap

Stay away from places of worship, that is the appeal that Economic Freedom Fighters, EFF; leader Julius Malema has given to members of the party and other South Africans.

May 12: US donates ventilators

The U.S. government is donating “up to 1,000” ventilators to South Africa to help the country respond to COVID-19 as the Trump administration addresses criticism that it hasn’t done enough for countries in need.

Key statistics as at May 12, data from National Institute For Communicable Diseases, NICD

The total number of confirmed cases = 11,350

The total number of tests so far = 369,697

Total death toll = 206

Total recoveries = 4,357

Most impacted provinces = Guateng, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Kwa Zulu-Natal

May 6: Cases at 7,572; medics likened to war troops

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize confirmed on Wednesday that two health workers had succumbed to COVID-19 in the line of duty.

April 24: Record daily tests, Ramaphos laughs off mask struggle

Nearly 10,000 people were tested in South Africa in the past day (as of April 24) – the biggest daily test number since the virus hit the country.

Meanwhile, president Ramaphosa has had a busy last 24 hours with a phone call with President Donald Trump during which the American leader pledged support for South Africa in the fight against the virus.

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