Minister of Health releases Provincial COVID-19 breakdown

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Many South Africans woke up today to the news of 709 cases now confirmed in the country for COVID-19.

The Health Minister has said that they are making efforts to decentralize the testing capabilities along with increasing available testing. At this current stage, there have been more than 12,000 tests that have been done and 709 indicating positive.

The numbers are in, Dr Zweli Mkhize has released a media statement with the following:-

Provincial Showing as Positive
Gauteng 319
Western Cape 183
KawZulu-Natal 91
Free State 30
North West 5
Mpumalanga 8
Limpopo 4
Eastern Cape 2
Northern Cape 2
Unallocated 65

What can I do to help?

The most important steps to take are:-

  • Social Distancing
  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds
  • Sanitize your hands
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing and dispose of it safely after
  • Maintain a high level of hygeine
  • Stay indoors during lockdown, only come out for necessary travel (Food, Medicine etc)

If you do not need to be outside and it’s possible for you to stay inside then take these necessary steps, avoiding contact with others removes the chance of being infected.

Department of Health