Covid19: South Africa records first two deaths, cases rise to 1,000


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The health minister in a statement said the deaths occurred in Western Cape province, home of Cape Town

Lit by police lights, South African Defense Forces patrol downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. AP Photo

Johannesburg: South Africa on Friday reported its first two deaths from the novel coronavirus outbreak as the number of confirmed cases breached the 1,000 mark, the government said.

"This morning we wake South Africans up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from COVID-19," the health ministry said in a statement.