South Africa on Friday reported 304 new cases of COVID-19 and 13 more related deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 116.
The new deaths were reported in the Western Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape provinces, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in his latest update on the pandemic.
“As we have undertook to only report fully verified deaths, we would like to indicate that there has been a delay in assessing and verifying some of those reports,” he said.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases hit 5,951 as of Friday, with 2,382 recoveries, the minister said. Enditem