Gauteng's Covid-19 death toll at 27 with almost 1,700 recoveries

Gauteng has recorded 18 new Covid-19 infections and one death overnight.
Gauteng has recorded 18 new Covid-19 infections and one death overnight.
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Gauteng has recorded 18 new Covid-19 infections and one death in the past 24 hours. 

This is according to the provincial department of health, which said the total number of confirmed cases was now at 2,361 with 1,694 recoveries and 27 deaths on Wednesday. 

Spokesperson Kwara Kekana said 10,843 people had been identified after coming into contact with those with the virus.

“Out of a total of 10,843 contacts traced, 8,302 people have completed the 14-day monitoring period with no symptoms reported and therefore they are de-isolated,” she said.

Fifty-four people diagnosed with the virus were hospitalised in public and private facilities.  

The department said Johannesburg remained the epicentre of the virus in Gauteng, with 1,214 infections, 14 deaths and 1,032 recoveries. 

Joburg is followed by Ekurhuleni with 538 cases, eight deaths and 384 recoveries. Tshwane followed with 336 cases, three deaths and 222 recoveries.


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