JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier, David Makhura, has announced that the third wave of COVID-19 has hit the province.
There are currently 6,712 active cases in Gauteng.
Other parts of the country are also seeing an increase in new infections, with Gauteng currently having the most active cases. Makhura, however, has warned against shutting down the economy.
The Health Department has reported over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases.
A total of 44 more deaths, take South Africa's COVID-19 death toll 55,012.
SA's recoveries stand at 1,520,878, reflecting a recovery rate of 94.7 percent.
#eNCA anchor Gareth Edwards breaks down Premier David Makhura’s media briefing after the announcement that the third wave of #COVID19 infections has hit Gauteng. Stay tuned to #DStv403 for more. pic.twitter.com/2KdID7RSZf— eNCA (@eNCA) May 14, 2021
The Gauteng command council , Led by Premier David Makhura says there is a spike in Covid 19 cases since Monday this week. #covid19SA @eNCA pic.twitter.com/y5YbF7RIwq— Nqobile Madlala (@Nqobile_Mad) May 7, 2021
Makhura says Gauteng is now experiencing the third wave . He says “the fire is here”. #ThirdWave #COVID19Vaccination— Nqobile Madlala (@Nqobile_Mad) May 14, 2021
Makhura says the province definitely wants to see stricter restrictions in Gauteng . However they will not be recommend shutting down the economy. #COVID19Vaccination #ThirdWave— Nqobile Madlala (@Nqobile_Mad) May 14, 2021