Gauteng overtakes the Western Cape as COVID-19 hotspot

Some people on social media made fun about the situation. They took photos at recently dug graves asking themselves whether they are next.

With over 75 000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Gauteng has overtaken the Western Cape as the epicenter, with the highest number of infections, the Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize said.

As of Wednesday, the number of infections grew by 8 810 bringing it to 224 665, confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in South Africa.

Unfortunately, 100 more people succumbed to COVID-19 related deaths.

Of the new additional fatalities, 47 were from Western Cape, 18 from the Eastern Cape, 15 from Mpumalanga, 18 from KwaZulu-Natal and 2 from Limpopo, which brings the death toll to  3 602.

“We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the deceased and thank the health care workers who treated the deceased” the Minister said.

SA’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 3 971

As of Saturday, 13 497 new cases bring the country’s total number of corona virus cases to 264 184.

There have been a further 111 deaths:

  • 4 from the Northern Cape
  • 13 from KwaZulu-Natal
  • 26 from Gauteng
  • 30 from the Eastern Cape
  • 38 from Western Cape

This brings the country’s death toll to 3 971.

The number of recoveries is 127 715, which translates to a recovery rate of 48,4%.

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