Surge in Covid-19 cases to be expected in Gauteng – Health MEC Masuku



Gauteng Health Department MEC Bandile Masuku disclosed that surge in the province were to be expected and there was no need for panic.

Numbers of cases confirmed over a week has doubled and it’s over 20,000. Deaths also increased to 114, while recoveries were over 7,000.

“As the country approaches its COVID-19 peak, there are fears that Gauteng will be the epicentre of the pandemic once again”, Masuku said.

“The surge that we’re seeing is an expected surge that we have been talking about. We still have to get to the peak” he further said.

According to him, extreme testing will be conducted in places with relatively high cases.

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