In a statement on Friday afternoon, St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban reported that, in the last 72 hours, three patients had passed away from Covid-19 at their facility.
The country is about to reach double figures with confirmed deaths, as health minister says the virus is a ‘moving target’.
The health minister has said that SA should be prepared for a sustained increase in infections, but stay calm and keep observing the lockdown.
In other parts of Mpumalanga, Gert Sibande and Nkangala municipalities have four Covid-19 cases, and Ehlanzeni has six cases.
The Gauteng MEC for health says mass screenings and tests will also be conducted in densely populated areas in the province.
One of the doctors travelled to Cape Town in February and Johannesburg a week ago.

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