Premier Sihle Zikalala has expressed his worry at the fact that KwaZulu-Natal has now surpassed the Western Cape with a higher number of Covid-19 cases.
He appealed to the public to continue fighting the pandemic.
“This week, our province surpassed the 100 000 mark in terms of Covid-19 cases, and has registered more than 1500 deaths. As of today, KwaZulu-Natal has had 100 494 Covid-19 cases, with 42 213 of those still active.”
“Sadly, we have lost 1 523 people to this epidemic, while 56 758 have recovered.”
“What is even more worrying is that our province has been reporting the highest rate of new infections in the country since the beginning of August, despite all our efforts to flatten the curve against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.
Zikalala said KZN is about becoming the epicentre of the pandemic and more people could get infected if people do not take precautions.
Zikalala urged people to make use of government facilities to get treated rather than staying at home.
“Government has worked hard to create thousands of beds for quarantine and isolation. There is still a lot of space available.”
“We want to make an earnest appeal to all the people of this province to assist us in this fight against the pandemic by adhering to all protocols and regulations, as this is the only way that we can defeat this enemy,” Zikalala said.
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