Gauteng overtakes Western Cape as COVID-19 epicentre

Gauteng overtakes Western Cape as COVID-19 epicentre

South Africa’s economic hub, Gauteng, has officially overtaken the Western Cape with the most coronavirus cases in the country. 

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Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize, says in his daily report that Gauteng recorded a total of 75 015 infections on Wednesday, at least two thousand more cases than the Western Cape. 

The number of deaths also continue to increase, with 100 virus-related deaths confirmed in the 24 hours leading up to Wednesday evening.

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However, no new deaths were recorded in Gauteng. 

The Western Cape recorded a further 47 deaths. The Eastern Cape recorded 18 more COVID-19 deaths, Mpumalanga recorded 15 deaths, 18 from KwaZulu-Natal and two more in Limpopo.

The total number of COVID-19 related deaths now stands at 3 602. 

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