30.5.2020 08:23 pm
The increase amounts to 1,727 new cases, with 32 new recorded deaths.
In a statement on Saturday, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa had increased to 30,967, the total number of deaths had risen to 643 and the recoveries to date were 16,116 which translated to a recovery rate of 52% so far.
While there is no need to keep certain areas at level 4, other areas might need to stay at that classification for a while longer in order to curb infection rates.
People lack confidence to return to hospitals for planned surgery, especially with the increased number of Covid-19 patients being admitted.
All parties in the spat were advised to settle their differences for the good of the country.
The council’s board has reportedly apologised for comments made by Gray regarding the government’s apparent handling of its lockdown advice.
South Africa currently has 22,583 Covid-19 cases, with 11,100 recoveries, as the country gears up to move down to Level 3.
George Mukhari hospital had the most assaults, with 10 attacks, including one where three security guards were bitten by a psychiatric patient.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is now at risk of even more coronavirus infections as it prepares to gear down to alert Level 3 of the lockdown.
On Friday, DA MPL Rishigen Viranna said officials at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital confirmed four patients and six staff members were infected.
A week ago many were complaining about the lack of published models by government to explain Covid-19 decision-making.
South Africa could see Covid-19 related deaths reaching 3,551 by the end of June, and over ten times that figure by the end of August this year.
Premier David Makhura said while hot spots had started in the suburbs when it first hit the province, they were now moving to CBDs and townships.
The health department said while Tygerberg, as of Thursday, had 23 patients in its ICU, in the broader province, it had 150 ICU beds in central and regional hospitals.
Nick Hudson and his team maintain there should be far fewer deaths in SA than current models about Covid-19 are projecting, and one of the reasons is probably that more people are already effectively immune than we are accounting for.
The consortium’s presentations further highlighted that the Eastern Cape is currently on a pessimistic trajectory in terms of current detected cases.