CAPE TOWN – Coronavirus infections in South Africa have increased by 128 to 402, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Monday.
The latest figures include the first registered infections in the Northern Cape.
President Cyril Ramaphosa is meant to address the nation on decisions and measures taken by the National Command Council to curb the virus on Monday evening.
Ramaphosa met with business representatives, faith leaders and political parties as part of ongoing consultations about governments response to the Coronavirus on Sunday.
The cases are as follows :
Gauteng – 207 infections
KZN – 60 infections
Eastern Cape – 2 infections
Western Cape – 100 infections
Free State – 13 infections
Mpumalanga – 9 infections
Limpopo – 4 infections
North West – 4 infections
Northern Cape – 2
On Friday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said projections showed that up to 70 percent of the population could be affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.
“Our main priority is to slow the rate of infection so that our health system does not become overwhelmed,” said Mkhize.
South Africa has not registered any deaths due to the Coronavirus since its first infection two weeks ago.
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