The number of COVID-19 deaths in South Africa has passed 5,000 after another 85 patients died.
A total of 30 new deaths have been reported in Gauteng, 26 in the Western Cape, 15 in KwaZulu-Natal, and 14 in the Eastern Cape.
A total of 13,449 new infections were also diagnosed, taking the number to 364,328.
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize urged citizens to respect the recommended hygiene measures.
“As government, we have mobilized every resource…. But government cannot manage this unilaterally,” he said in a statement.
“We are extremely concerned that fatigue seems to have set in and South Africans are letting down their guard at a time when the spread of infection is surging. “We see poor or no social distancing in communities. Masks are abandoned or not worn properly,” he said.
“This will directly influence the rise in numbers in the next two weeks. Our ability to break the cycle of infections depends on our willingness to remain focused and disciplined and take non-pharmaceutical interventions seriously,” the minister said.
The total number of tests conducted to date is 2,471,747 with 49,006 new tests conducted since the last report.
The good news is that more than 191,000 patients have recovered from the virus. This is a recovery rate of over 52 percent.
In other news – Video: Zodwa Wabantu takes a bath in a river, cleans her @sshole
‘Umsunu uyagezwa’, she captioned on her latest video post she shared on social media, where she was taking a bath in a river.
Sometimes people be doing just too much on social media with their post and whilst it’s hilarious to look at but sometimes it does leave one cringing. Zodwa Wabantu is known not to hold back when it comes to what she posts or wears. continue reading