Mkhize warns of KZN healthcare facilities pressure

File: Former Health Minister Zweli Mkhize. AFP/Rodger Bosch

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize says while daily COVID-19 infections are decreasing, healthcare facilities in KZN will still be under pressure for some time.

Mkhize is visiting health facilities in the province.

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He says while the daily infections are decreasing healthcare facilities will still be under pressure for some time.

"What we can get in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal is that there is a lot concern that the numbers of people who are infected is still very high and I can say that looking at the numbers here, the positivity rate per day or per week is almost twice as much as what we had and even if the number start reducing it is going to take some time for the provincial health system to feel that there is any reduction," he said.

Kwa-Zulu Natal's private and public facilities are feeling the pressure of the alarmingly high rate of infections.


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