SA on 62 coronavirus cases, Gauteng hardest hit

HEALTH Minister Zweli Mkhize announced on Monday that the tally of Covid-19 infections has risen to 62.
Mkhize and the inter-ministerial committee convened on Monday in Pretoria to unpack President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of a national state of disaster.
Among the latest victims, Mkhize announced an additional 7 new cases in Gauteng while the Western Cape saw an increase of two cases.
Mpumalanga now has one patient while Limpopo recorded its first case.
“We are also investigating another four but because of the system that we are using we will not give you all of those details right now but amongst them are those who are being tested from private laboratories and have to be verified by the National Health Laboratory Services,” Mkhize said.
“We will not announce until they have been verified.”
Mkhize added that the department is also investigating claims of local transmissions.
“It appears that there may be those who are internal transmissions.
“On top of that we need to go into the history and try and locate the exact source,” he added.