VAAL TRIANGLE - Health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that the number of COVID-19 deaths has risen to 34 with 2 506 confirmed cases in the country. Gauteng remains the epicenter with 930 infections. Briefing the media yesterday, Mkhize said the fight against the coronavirus was not just the responsibility of the health sector, but of all South Africans. He also reiterated the country’s support for the World Health Organisation.
Meanwhile, the number of confirmed cases across the world has reached two million. This is according to the latest figures from John Hopkins University. According to the BBC, more than 600 000 cases have been recorded in the US alone, while 128 000 people have died globally. It is expected that the true number of infections is likely to be much higher, due to the levels of testing varying by country.