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South Africa coronavirus cases rise to 2,173

FILE PHOTO: A man walks beneath a billboard during the 21-day nationwide lockdown aimed at limiting the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in central Cape Town, South Africa, April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa on Sunday reported a further 145 cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number in the country to 2,173, a statement from the Health ministry said.

The statement did not provide any update on the number of deaths, which rose to 25 on Saturday.

Reporting by Emma Rumney; Editing by Alison Williams

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