Covid update: South Africa records 1 745 new cases, 132 more coronavirus deaths

Covid update: South Africa records 1 745 new cases, 132 more coronavirus deaths

The total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa stands at 676 084 after the country recorded 1 745 new cases.

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South Africa has 1 745 new cases of coronavirus as of Thursday evening with 132 more Covid-19 deaths. Dr Zweli Mkhize shared the latest numbers on his Twitter page.

Briefly.co.za took a look at the latest coronavirus updates in Mzansi:

1. A total of 1 745 new Covid-19 cases reported in past day

On Thursday evening, Dr Zweli Mkhize's official Twitter page shared the latest Covid-19 updates. The minister of health revealed the country recorded 1 745 new cases with 132 more deaths.

The post was captioned:

"As of today, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is 676 084, the total number of deaths is 16 866 and the total number of recoveries is 609 854."
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Covid update: South Africa records 1 745, 132 more coronavirus deaths

On Thursday, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is 676 084, the total number of deaths is 16 866 and the total number of recoveries is 609 854. Photo: @DrZweliMkhize / Twitter.
Source: Twitter

2. Western Cape preparing for a possible second wave

The Western Cape is reportedly preparing for a possible second wave of coronavirus cases. According to Western Cape head of health Dr Keith Cloete, the country is still at risk of a second wave.

The province is getting ready should the country experience a spike in Covid-19 cases. News24 reported Cloete spoke about the province aim during hard lockdown.

Cloete said:

"We wanted our peak to look like Table Mountain."

3. Gauteng province lost over 660 000 jobs during Covid-19 lockdown

During the Covid-19 lockdown, over 2.2 million people lost their jobs - a third of which are in Gauteng.

IOL reported the stats were revealed by Gauteng Premier David Makhura while explaining what he plans to do to rescue the economy and create new job opportunities and incentives for township economies.

In other news, Briefly.co.za earlier President of the United States of America Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for Covid-19. Trump made the announcement on Friday, October 2, just hours after it was reported that one of his senior aides, identified as Hope Hicks, had contracted the virus.

Covid update: 2 Million jobs lost in lockdown, 903 new cases recorded

Taking to his Twitter account to make the announcement, the head of state said he and his wife would start quarantine immediately and that they would do it together.

President Trump tweeted:

"Tonight, @FLOTUS [the first lady] and I tested positive for Covid-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this together!”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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