South Africa’s COVID-19 cases reach 2028

Checking temperatures in a Durban township in South Africa.PHOTO/AP
FILE PHOTO: A health worker checks a man’s temperature during a door-to-door testing in an attempt to contain the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Umlazi township near Durban, South Africa, April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Rogan Ward/File Photo

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa now stands at 2028, according to Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.

A 61-year-old man, from the Western Cape Province, passed away in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 25.

The victim’s had underlying medical issues included diabetes, hypertension and obesity.

South Africa has conducted total of 73,053 COVID-19 tests to date.

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday extended a lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus by two weeks to the end of April.

The lockdown, which started on March 27 and was due to last for 21 days, is one of the toughest measures imposed by an African government