Men queue at a food distribution point in Johannesburg's CBD, May 4 2020. Picture: MARCO LONGARI / AFP
Men queue at a food distribution point in Johannesburg's CBD, May 4 2020. Picture: MARCO LONGARI / AFP

Another 437 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in SA, meaning that more than 400 cases were recorded for the second straight day, with the national total now at 7,220.

There were also seven additional deaths recorded, taking the toll to 138. Six of the seven deaths were recorded in the Western Cape and one in KwaZulu-Natal.

The national health ministry also reported that there had been 2,746 recoveries.

The figures were based on 11,794 tests done in the past 24 hours. There have now been 257,541 tests done countrywide.

On Sunday, Mkhize announced that there were 6,783 confirmed cases and 131 deaths across the country. The Western Cape remains the country's epicentre in terms of deaths and confirmed cases. Gauteng had the highest number of reported recoveries.

On Monday, the provincial breakdown of cases was as follows:

  • Western Cape —  3,362;
  • Gauteng — 1,661;
  • KwaZulu-Natal — 1,106;
  • Eastern Cape — 814;
  • Free State — 125;
  • Limpopo — 39;
  • Mpumalanga — 53;
  • North West — 35; and
  • Northern Cape — 25.