COVID-19: SA records more cases

A Gauteng Health Department Official collects samples from a man during a door-to-door COVID-19 coronavirus testing drive in Yeoville, Johannesburg.

A Gauteng Health Department Official collects samples from a man during a door-to-door COVID-19 coronavirus testing drive in Yeoville, Johannesburg.

AFP

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa has 1585 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

The Health Ministry says 80 new cases have been recorded.

Nine people have died as a result of the coronavirus.

 

Eleven cases were linked to the St Augustine’s Hospital, in Durban. These included patients, health workers and other staff members. 

The KZN Department of Health and Netcare management agreed that the sections of the hospital affected be closed and no new patient admissions be permitted.

The Health Department is now looking for all those people who were patients at the hospital since 1 March.

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Gauteng has the highest number of infections with 693 positive cases, followed by the Western Cape with 433 cases.

The health department continues to encourage citizens to take measures such as regular hygiene practises, self-isolation and social distancing.

- Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

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The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

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