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Steady increase in new Covid-19 cases

This week, Minister Zweli Mkhize urged Gauteng residents to adhere to health protocols as the province is experiencing a greater surge than other provinces.

With the threat of a third wave looming, South Africa recorded a cumulative 19 277 new cases this week.

Thursday (June 3) saw the biggest increase of the week, with 5 361 new cases recorded, while Monday (May 31) recorded only 2 792 cases.

Vaccination roll-out:

On Tuesday (June 1), South Africa breached the one-million mark of vaccinations and as of Thursday, the total number of individuals vaccinated under the Sisonke and Pfizer programmes stood at 1 193 352.

 Gauteng Surge: 

On Wednesday (June 2), Health Minister Zweli Mkhize urged residents in Gauteng to adhere to health protocols after noting that the province was experiencing the highest surge in the country.

Source: Department of Health

As of Thursday, the province had recorded 465 668 confirmed cases, 11 339 deaths, 434 452 recoveries, and a total of 19 877 active cases.

On the same day, the country’s cumulative cases totalled 1 680 373, with 1 567 635 recoveries, representing a recovery rate of 93.3%.

A total of 368 Covid-19 related deaths were reported this week, with 95 recorded on Tuesday.

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