COVID-19 in SA: Curve flattening in Eastern Cape, says premier

Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane has given an update on the province's efforts to combat coronavirus. Courtesy #DStv403


EAST LONDON - Eastern Cape Premier Oscar Mabuyane said the COVID-19 curve is flattening in the province.

He said there's been a consistent decline in the number of new daily infections.

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Mabuyane said although the COVID-19 storm is not over yet, its end might be closer than expected.

The province's recovery rate is nearing 94 percent.

He said 85 healthcare workers have succumbed to COVID-19 in the province.

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The premier said 466 deaths have been confirmed within a matter of nine days in the province due to COVID-19.

He sent condolences to all those who lost a loved one because of the virus. 

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