SA nears 35,000 COVID-19 cases

Medical experts are warning South Africans to expect huge increases in coronavirus cases as the country enters lockdown level 3. Epidemiologist and infectious diseases specialist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim speaks to #eNCA's Sally Burdett. #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - COVID-19 cases in the country are nearing 35,000.

South Africa has now recorded 705 deaths and 34,357 cases from the virus.

The Western Cape accounts for more than 65 percent of cases with over 22,000 infections.

READ: South Africa's COVID-19 deaths surpass 700

The province also has the highest death toll at 525.

Testing is continuing with 740,000 tests conducted.

Over 17,000 people have recovered.

WATCH: Professor Karim says COVID-19 here to stay for a while

Meanwhile, medical experts warned South Africans to expect huge increases in coronavirus cases as the country entered lockdown Level 3 on Monday.

Last week, several experts met to discuss health interventions ahead of this lockdown downgrade.

South African epidemiologist and infectious diseases specialist, Professor Salim Abdool Karim, said the outbreak may peak in different provinces at different times.

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eNCA