KZN to follow GP in number of COVID-19 cases

KZN to follow GP in number of COVID-19 cases

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize says KZN looks set to become the province with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections after Gauteng.

Zweli Mkhize
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He says he's preparing to meet with health officials in KZN soon. " Therefore we are going to be discussing with them, how to move ahead so that we don't get caught up with the numbers. 

He says this will be possible to make sure that admitted patients have no challenges with the availability of beds and oxygen and the turnaround times are reduced. 

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He was speaking while on a walkabout of the COVID-19 quarantine facility Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg earlier today.

KZN has been recording over two-thousand cases since earlier this month and is currently the fourth most number of confirmed cases at 43 215 at the moment - including 416 deaths.

Yesterday, the province recorded over three-thousand new infections - the second-highest after Gauteng.

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