As the world battles COVID-19, South Africa reported its biggest one-day spike at 663 with Cape Town recording over 500 new cases.
According to news24, seventeen more Covid-19-related deaths have been recorded in the country, bringing the number to 178, while the biggest one-day spike in new cases hit 663.
The number of cases had increased to 8 895, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced in his daily update on Friday night.
The health department said there were delays in the reporting of some of the deaths as it was conducting verification processes.
According to Mkhize, the Western Cape’s 503 new cases were 76% of all new ones, while the Eastern Cape contributed 9% in the past 24 hours.
He said the department would be embarking on oversight visits in the two provinces as cases increased.