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WATCH: Mkhize - Hospital admissions are on the decline

The coronavirus pandemic has shone the spotlight in Africa’s health system. FILE PHOTO (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

The coronavirus pandemic has shone the spotlight in Africa’s health system. FILE PHOTO (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

Published Aug 6, 2020

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CAPE TOWN –

While South Africa has recorded another 345 Covid-19 related death cases and an increase of 4 456 in positive cases, Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize says hospital admissions are declining.

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“We have not breached hospital capacity in our provinces despite the surge.

“While we are cautiously optimistic, it is still too early for us to make a definite conclusion regarding the observed decline but we need to continue to track all the indicators to ensure our testing capacity reflects a realistic picture of our status,” said Mkhize.

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