COVID-19 in SA: 188 more deaths recorded as Gauteng records 6% increase in active cases
The Department of Health has recorded 188 COVID-19 related fatalities in the country, which takes the death toll to 16,586.
In the past 24 hours, more than 900 new cases have been recorded, bringing the total number of infections to 671,669.
Today’s #COVID19 figures include a statement refuting incorrect media reports which suggest that the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 was disbanded irregularly.
Read the full statement here:https://t.co/lNNhJOV2FL
— Dr Zweli Mkhize (@DrZweliMkhize) September 28, 2020
In addition, the Gauteng Health Department is having concerns about a 6% increase in active COVID-19 cases in the province within a week.
Gauteng has taken the larger percentage of COVID-19 cases in the country, taking more than 32%.
In the past week, Gauteng has witnessed an increase of about 1,700 new COVID-19 cases.
The Gauteng Health Department has claimed that the reason for the active increase in the number of cases come from people who ignore social distancing and not willing to wear face masks.
Total number of #COVID19 cases in SA is 671 669 with 903 new cases. Total number of tests done is 4 152 480 with 9 014 new tests done. Number of new deaths is 188. Total number of deaths is 16 586. Number of recoveries is 604 478 which translates to a recovery rate of 90% pic.twitter.com/sWRF9x1Yok
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 28, 2020
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