Tebogo Msimanga |
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize reiterated a plea to South Africans to take note of the threat of the rising numbers of COVID-19 cases identified.
“There is clear evidence of an exponential rise in transmission and this is cause for serious concern.” stressed Mkhize.
Over the last 24 hours, 836 764 cases have been reported with 8 166 new cases.
One hundred and seventy-three people died in South Africa after contracting coronavirus, Free State 13, Gauteng 8, Kwa-Zulu Natal 10, Eastern Cape 90, and Western Cape 52. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths to 22 747.
756 671 people have since recovered. People are urged to adhere to health protocols in place, wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing hands with water and soap or with alcohol-based sanitizer