COVID-19: Western Cape new epicentre

The Western Cape is now the new COVID-19 epicentre. The province has the highest number of both infections and deaths to date. It's now surpassed Gauteng with 1,279 infections and 28 deaths. #LockdownExtension #Day29ofLockdown

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape is now the new COVID-19 epicentre.

The province has the highest number of both infections and deaths to date.

It's now surpassed Gauteng with 1,279 infections and 28 deaths.

READ: COVID-19: Western Cape 'preparing for the worst'

However, the Northern Cape, Limpopo and Free State have not recorded any new cases.

The country saw a jump of 318 new confirmed cases, bringing the national number of to 3,953 with 75 deaths.

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said his department is observing a steady increase in the number of positive cases.

READ: 'Tough battle' ahead as virus cases rise to nearly 4,000

"While this concerns us, we are also pleased that the intensified community screening and testing campaign is assisting in finding more COVID-19 positive patients.

"This allows us to take the necessary actions such as isolation, quarantine or hospitalisation if required."

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- Additional reporting AFP

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