Gauteng Health Dept says province has sufficient oxygen

The chair of the Gauteng Premier's advisory committee on COVID-19 Dr. Mary Kawonga spoke with eNCA's Sally Burdett. Courtesy of #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng Health Department has assured residents it has enough oxygen for COVID-19 patients. 

As Gauteng's COVID-19 infections continue to climb, there have been concerns about hospitals not having enough oxygen to treat the growing number of patients.

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The department says it has a standing agreement with Afrox, and no hospital will be allowed to go below 50 percent of its oxygen supply.

Meanwhile, just over 11,000 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 countrywide in the last 24 hours.

Over 7,400 of them are in Gauteng.


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