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Covid-19 infections rise to 274

Representation of the Coronavirus.

Representation of the Coronavirus.

Published Mar 22, 2020


CAPE TOWN - Coronavirus infections in South Africa have increased by 34 to 274, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize announced late on Sunday.

Earlier President Cyril Ramaphosa was meant to address the nation on decisions and measures taken by the National Command Council to curb the pandemic but postponed his address to Monday.

Ramaphosa met with business representatives, faith leaders and political parties as part of ongoing consultations about governments response to the Coronavirus.

The latest cases are as follows :

Gauteng - 132 infections

KZN - 36 infections

Eastern Cape - 2 infections

Western Cape - 88 infections

Free State - 9 infections

Mpumalanga - 6 infections

Limpopo - 1 infection

On Friday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said projections showed that up to 70 percent of the population could be affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

"Our main priority is to slow the rate of infection so that our health system does not become overwhelmed," said Mkhize.

South Africa has not registered any deaths due to the Coronavirus since its first infection two weeks ago.

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