File: Emergency paramedics wearing a full COVID-19 coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE). Marco Longari / AFP
JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal is seeing a rise in the number of Covid-19 infections among healthcare workers.
This has been confirmed by the province's Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu.
She's calling for calm after posts on social media claimed healthcare workers are being infected with COVID-19 at various hospitals.
Since the beginning of the pandemic over 7,400 health workers have contracted the virus.
A percent of them succumbed to the disease.
57-percent of nurses were infected followed by six-percent of doctors.
Over the past 24 hours, KZN has seen 1,613 new coronavirus cases.
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