South Africa records the highest number of COVID-19 cases
South Africa confirms the highest number of COVID-19 infections since the first infection case in March.
The number of new infections has reached over 10 000 with 192 deaths in the last 24-hour period and this figure is set to increase steadily.
As of today the growing number of confirmed cases in the country stand at 215 855 with the number of deaths at 3502.
Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has warned South Africans to brace themselves as the country heads for the peak of the coronavirus infections
Western Cape, Gauteng and Eastern Cape still remain the top three provinces with the fastest growing number of new infections on a daily basis while the Northern Cape remains the lowest.
According to Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, people need to adapt to a new way of living and to continue practicing the safety measures in order to help fight this global pandemic as the easing of restrictions takes place in order to open up the economy, this is a tough balance to make, but we can minimize the spread of the virus and all of this depends on the consciousness of citizens.
The World Health Organization estimates that up to 190 000 people could die of COVID-19 in Africa if not controlled.