Gauteng records high number of COVID-19 infections

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Gauteng has recorded 1 186 new coronavirus infections out of the 3 141 national figures reported on Friday, putting South Africa’s cumulative number of cases at 1 608 393.

112  more people have succumbed to COVID-19 related complications in the country, bringing the total number of deaths to 55 124.

The recovery rate now stands at 1 522 165. The active cases in the province currently sit at 7 186.

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On Friday, Gauteng Premier David Makhura confirmed that the province was officially in the third wave of infections.

He says there should be a balance between tightening the lockdown restrictions and keeping the economy open.

“So we are going to increase law enforcement visibility. When we have a coronavirus command council we will say let’s tighten the restrictions. But we cannot afford to close down the economy unless the situation is out of control. So it is in our hands,” explains the Gauteng Premier.

In the video below, Premier Makhura says he is concerned as the third wave of COVID-19 infections hits Gauteng: