KIU, Main Campus - South Africa has
surpassed the 300,000 COVID-19 cases mark after recording 12,757 cases on July 15, bringing the total
number to 311,049, Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize confirmed.
Dr Mkhize said that the country had recorded an additional 107 fatalities, bringing the total number of fatalities
“As of today, the total number of confirmed cases is
311,049, the total number of deaths is 4453 and the total number of recoveries
is 160,693,” Dr Zweli Mkhize said in a tweet.
The country has conducted over 2.2 million tests for the
virus since it was first detected about four months ago.
South Africa is the worst-hit country on the African
continent and is the eighth most affected country globally according to the
World Health Organization (WHO).