The state of disaster has been extended
Written by Lethiwe Mdluli on 11 September, 2020
Cabinet has extended the national state of disaster to the 15th of next month.
There was, however, no mention of taking the county to alert level one, as was hinted about by president, Cyril Ramaphosa, this week.
At their latest virtual meeting, ministers welcomed the drop in the number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases over the past few weeks and the improved recovery rate that has increased to 87-percent.
Ironically, the downward trend in Covid-19 cases did not continue yesterday, with two-thousand-and-seven new infections reported.
The cumulative number of cases climbed to 644 438, but more than 573 000 patients have recovered.
97 coronavirus-related deaths were reported, taking the country’s fatality count to 15 265.
Mpumalanga saw the highest total of 26 deaths, followed by Gauteng with 21, KwaZulu-Natal, 17, North West with 15 and the Eastern Cape with seven.
Six people died in the Western Cape, four in the Free State and one in Limpopo.
By: Gagasi FM News