COVID-19: Deaths in SA surpass 19,000

Health officials are warning of a second wave of COVID-19 infections in South Africa. It would seem that many South Africans have become more lax when it comes to wearing their masks and adhering to social distancing. Clinical psychologist Dr Sherona Rawat spoke to Sally Burdett.

JOHANNESBURG -  Health officials are warning of a second wave of COVID-19 infections in the country.

Last week, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said he was concerned about a nine percent increase in novel coronavirus cases over a seven-day period countrywide.

The health department reported 891 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa in the last 24 hours.

This brings the total number of cases to 716,759.

READ: Mkhize warns COVID-19 battle is not over

There have been 40 additional COVID-19 deaths recorded, 10 of these occurred in the past 48 hours.

South Africa's COVID-19 death toll has increased to 19,008.

Recoveries currently stand at 646,721, which translates to a 90% recovery rate.

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Dr Aslam Dasoo a Convener from the Progressive Health Forum spoke with Sally Burdett on the rising rate of COVID-19 infection in South Africa. Courtesy of #DStv403


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