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Covid-19 infections rise to 402

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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