SA’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 65

SA's Covid-19 death toll rises to 65
30 January 2020, North Rhine-Westphalia, Essen: Kübra Yilmaz, nurse at the infection ward of the university hospital, in protective clothing and with a breathing mask, looks at two smear tubes. In Essen, the city and university hospital feel well prepared for patients infected with the novel coronavirus. Photo: Bernd Thissen/dpa

There have been seven more Covid-19 related deaths, raising the total death toll in South Africa to 65.

The health ministry said on Wednesday evening that five fatalities were recorded in the the Western Cape, while the other two were in KwaZulu-Natal.

“This increases the total to 65,” said the ministry.

Meanwhile, the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country was 3,635. This was an increase of 170 cases from the 3,465 reported on Tuesday.

This is a developing story.

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