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Mkhize to visit Nelson Mandela Bay amid spike in COVID-19 cases

15 April 2021, 6:05 AM  |  Anda Nqonji  | 

Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize is expected to visit Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape on Thursday to assess the state of healthcare. This comes in light of a hike in the number of COVID-19 cases nationwide and the province.

The Minister will engage with the MEC of Health, Nomakhosazana Meth, and other senior officials and stakeholders of the provincial health department.

The visit will also see the official handover of the refurbished maternity ward at Dora Nginza Hospital.

Overnight, South Africa recorded 1 599 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number to 1 561 559. The country has also recorded 75 new COVID-19 related fatalities, pushing the total number of deaths to 53 498.
The Eastern Cape posted 14 deaths in the last reporting cycle.

SA’s latest COVID-19 stats:

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