South Africa Surpasses 1 Million COVID-19 Cases

South Africa has now over 1 million cases of Covid-19, authorities reported on Sunday.

South Africa has now over 1 million cases of Covid-19, authorities reported on Sunday.

The Department of Health announced that the country has now breached the 1 million mark bringing the total to 1,004,413 and 26,735 deaths.

The province of Gauteng has the most number of reported cases at 274,272 or 27.3 percent of the total number of cases, followed by Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

“We must adhere to non-pharmaceutical interventions to prevent the further spread of the virus,” the department said.

The national coronavirus command council (NCCC) met on Sunday amidst the surge in cases and discovery of the new variant of the coronavirus in the country.

Deputy Director-General of the country’s communications department, Phumla Williams said, “Once the NCCC concludes its meetings, it consults with provinces before a report is sent to the President who in turn will engage the country on pertinent matters.”


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