Mkhize: SA approaching COVID-19 peak

South Africa has recorded 215,855 COVID-19 cases with 3,502 and 102,299 recoveries. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says South Africa is now approaching the COVID-19 peak.

Mkhize is urging people to continue following precautionary measures.

The country has recorded 224,665 COVID-19 cases with 3,600 deaths and 106,842 recoveries.

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Mkhize further stated that Gauteng is expected to be the next COVID-19 epicentre in South Africa.

As of Tuesday, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Gauteng is 75,015, with 19,799 recoveries and 478 deaths.

Mkhize paid tribute to health workers who are on the frontline of fighting the coronavirus.

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The minister says their contribution is appreciated and that interventions have been put in place to address infections among health care workers.

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