- Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that SA has recorded 698 new Covid-19 infections
- This brings the total number of cases up to 11 350 on Monday, with the death toll spiking to 206
- The Western Cape remains a great concern, with the province recording over 6 000 cases on Tuesday
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Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has noted a dramatic 698 case increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa on Tuesday.
In a statement issued by the Health Ministry, Mkhize revealed that South Africa now has a staggering 11 350 confirmed cases.
The minister confirmed that SA has also reached 206 fatalities as it continues to battle against the pandemic.
The Western Cape province continues to top the charts as the region with the most infections, with cases climbing to 6 105.
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Briefly.co.za reported that the ANC had called for the region to be lifted to Level 5 lockdown in response to the outbreak that is currently nearly three times the number of confirmed cases in Gauteng.
The Western Cape has also reported over 50% of the fatalities experienced in SA since the beginning of the outbreak, 106 deaths out of the 206 in total.
Some hope can be gleaned from the number of patients that have managed to make a full recovery, with Mkhize confirming that 4 357 citizens have overcome.
The minister also confirmed that a total of 369 697 tests have been carried out to date.
With Police Minister Bheki Cele hinting that Level 3 lockdown may well be announced soon, it appears as if these high-risk metros will remain under strict regulations.
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