Mabuyane: Eastern Cape COVID-19 infections are decreasing

Emergency paramedics wearing a full COVID-19 coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE) transfer an empty gurney to an ambulance at the Greenacres Hospital in Port Elizabeth.

File: Emergency paramedics wearing a full COVID-19 coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE). Marco Longari / AFP

JOHANNESBURG - Eastern Cape Premier, Oscar Mabuyane, says the number of COVID-19 infections in the province is on the decline.  

Mabuyane says the recovery rate in the province now stands above 92-percent.

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The premier was briefing the media on the province's resurgence plan on Tuesday. 

"As a result of the work we are doing as a multi-sectors in the province, there is a general decrease in the number of active cases, daily infections and the improvement of the recovery rate to about 92.2-percent, way above the national average of 82-percent," he said.

In December the province was placed under tougher lockdown rules due to high infection and fatality rates. 

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