South Africa has seen the largest daily increase in infections since the pandemic started on Wednesday, and has already exceeded 100 deaths, according to the latest data released by the government.
In a statement, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize reported that there were 5,350 confirmed cases, 354 more than the previous day, an increase of 73 percent, while the death toll was 103.
The minister emphasized that 197,127 tests had been performed so far, including 11,630 between Tuesday and Wednesday, “the highest number in 24 hours” since the pandemic began, of which 3 percent were positive. also a data record in a single day.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has imposed stringent detention measures on the country, which should begin to ease from May 14. Still, it is the continent’s most affected country by number of infections, though the death toll is lower than in North African countries, with Algeria leading the way with more than 450 deaths.