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[WATCH] Minister Mkhize Covid-19 update 'we're not out of the woods yet'

5 August 2020 7:21 AM
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Minister Zweli Mkhize

On Wednesday morning Health Minister Zweli Mkhize delivered an update on the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa.

Mkhize says they have seen a reduced number of people being admitted to hospitals.

He says the department will now require all sudden deaths and deaths that occur at home, that a specimen be taken to ensure the Covid-19 death statistics are accurate.

We are not out of the woods yet - people can still feel the wards are full, beds are full - but we are not running out of space.

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Gauteng spiked up in June and went up to as high as 6 thousand cases per day - and then for past three weeks its been showing a decline - new infections are increasing at a lower rate.

Minister Zweli Mkhize - Health

The Eastern Cape is showing plateauing in daily infections and a reduction in cases for three weeks

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5 August 2020 7:21 AM
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Minister of health
COVID-19
Minister Zweli Mkhize

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