South Africa has announced the death of five patients who were undergoing treatment for coronavirus, the highest to be reported in a day so far.
The latest deaths were confirmed on Wednesday bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 18.
The ministry of health tweeted a list of all the 18 deaths;
South Africa has to date confirmed 1,845 coronavirus cases. The country is on a 21-day lockdown that ends on 16 April.
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) April 8, 2020