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Gauteng Now Has The Most Covid-19 Cases In SA

Gauteng has managed to overtake the Western Cape, as Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has confirmed the province is now in the lead with the most positive Covid-19 cases.

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At more than 75 000 confirmed cases, Gauteng makes up more than 33.4% of the national Covid-19 cases. 

On 28 June, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize predicted that Gauteng would have the highest number of infections. 

"We believe that within the coming days, Gauteng will emerge with the highest Covid-19 numbers. Factors contributing to this trend are inward migration, the large population (especially in metros like Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni and Tshwane), increased congregating which spurs cluster outbreaks, and the level to which people are able to adapt to new behaviours such as social distancing and the wearing of masks."

He also mentioned that the move from lockdown level 4 to level 3 would result in the movement of people, and an eventual increase in Covid-19 cases.

"It is anticipated that while every province will, unfortunately, witness an increase in their numbers, areas, where there is high economic activity, will experience an exponential rise – beginning with Gauteng and the Western Cape and followed by the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal."

The breakdown for active cases in South Africa is as follows:

"The surge that has been witnessed in the past two weeks has developed due to speeding of infections carried in by members of the community as they moved back into the workplace," said Mkhize.

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