Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize.
Mkhize utilized the celebration to update the nation on the latest Covid-19 figures.
” To date, 48%of the verified cases have actually recovered, bringing the total to 103 934 For the period 01 March through to 6 July, 1 907 532 laboratory tests for SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) were conducted nationally.
” 4 provinces, including Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, represented 82%of tests carried out approximately 6 July. The general portion testing favorable was 11.8%,” Mkhize said.
So far, there have actually been 3 470 verified deaths, which is a death ratio of 1.6%.
The Western Cape has the greatest number of verified cases at 72 156, followed by Gauteng on 71 488, the Eastern Cape 40 401, and KwaZulu-Natal 16 743
To date, 139 quarantine centers were activated across the nation, which makes up a total of 12 532 beds.
Mkhize stated they expect Gauteng to have the greatest variety of confirmed cases.
” We have actually used a distinguished approach in our response, through a classification of districts as areas of ‘alertness’ and ‘hotspots’. In all areas, the focus continues to be on prevention of new infections, containment, mitigation and recovery,” he stated.
Mkhize said the federal government’s goal is to strengthen national and provincial mechanisms for timely detection, management and containment of the spread of Covid-19
He stated there are nine overarching priorities, that includes, among others, strengthening monitoring and strategic information, reinforcing capacity at ports of entry by boosting screening capability, and augmenting ecological health.