SA noted a record spike in Covid-19 infections at the weekend


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  1. Health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has revealed that the country’s Covid-19 infections have soared to 3034.

That’s a record increase of 251 from Friday’s figures.

Mkhize says two further Covid-19 related deaths have been recorded – one in the Western Cape and one in KwaZulu-Natal, taking the total deaths to 52.

 

Gauteng has recorded the highest number of infections with 1101 people testing positive.

Followed by the Western Cape with 836 and KwaZulu-Natal with 604.

However, KwaZulu-Natal has the highest number of Covid-19 related deaths.

It’s day 23 of the lockdown, which had been extended from 21 days to five weeks.

 

Mkhize reiterates the importance of South Africans adhering to the lockdown regulations in relation to funerals which have been restricted to a maximum capacity of 50 people.

The minister says funerals create “centres where the infection can spread”.

As of Saturday, a total of 108 021 people had so far been tested for the Coronavirus in South Africa.

UPDATE: As of Sunday, these figures have since risen to 3158 infections and 54 deaths in the country.

On Friday, there was an increase of 178 infections.

Saturday saw an increase of 251 and Sunday 124 new cases had been confirmed.

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