Mkhize warns of COVID-19 cases spike

Mkhize warns of COVID-19 cases spike

The Health Minister has warned of another spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in South Africa to more than 200. 

Zweli Mkhize - AFP

Zweli Mkhize addressed doctors at an SA Medical Association Q&A session in Pretoria on Thursday night. 

"At the moment Gauteng is the province that has the largest [infections] at 75, KwaZulu-Natal at 23, Limpopo 1, Mpumalanga 5 and the Western Cape 46."

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"Of course these numbers are going to increase because we are going to be reporting about the Free State as well. The numbers are actually on the rise," he said. 

In South Africa, 150 people have now tested positive for the virus.

Mkhize says as we work to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic - the real challenge is contact tracing. 

He says it's been difficult to track down the people patients have been in contact with - especially if they've visited overcrowded or busy places. 

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