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43 more Covid-19 deaths, cases at 138 134

DURBAN – 43 more Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in South Africa which brings the total to 2 456, while cases now stand at 138 134, an increase of 6 334.

Health minister Zweli Mkhize said that there have been 68 925 recoveries in the country. 1 567 084 tests have been conducted to date with 38 075 new tests reported.

We are seeing a rapid rise in the cumulative number of positive Covid-19 cases indicating that, as we had expected, we are approaching a surge during the latter winter months of July and August,”

“It is anticipated that while every province will unfortunately witness an increase in their numbers, areas where there is high economic activity will experience an exponential rise –  beginning with Gauteng and Western Cape and followed by Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal,” said Mkhize.

 

 

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