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SA records highest coronavirus deaths in a day

South African health workers have been conducting door to door screenings for coronavirus

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.