JOHANNESBURG - KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala says the province is in the process of establishing more quarantine sites to ensure there are enough beds.
Zikalala gave an update on the province's COVID-19 status since level four lockdown.
"The province is in the process of establishing more temporary beds in lodges, resorts and hotels for activation for use of as quarantine facilities based on demand.
Some of these beds will be erected within the premises of existing hospitals and a few will be outside the premises", said Zikalala.
He says the department will also prioritise the dispensing of chronic medication outside of healthcare settings.
"The patients who are at high risk for severe COVID-19 disease will be prioritised for the dispensation of medicine outside of the healthcare settings."
More than 1,300 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the province, and 43 deaths have been recorded.