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South Africa enters the second wave of COVID-19, surpass 6000 new cases

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic has hit South Africa.

Four provinces – the Eastern Cape, the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, and Gauteng – are the biggest drivers of the new infections.

According to Mkhize, until last week, the largest increase was mainly in districts in the Eastern and Western Cape, but now the figures show that we have reached the second wave.

Today we have surpassed the 6,000 mark of new infections.

6,709 newly confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported since the previous report. The cumulative figure in South Africa is now 828,598. 

135 deaths were also reported, 56 in the Eastern Cape, 15 in the Free State, 16 in Gauteng, 7 in KwaZulu-Natal, and 48 in the Western Cape. The death toll is now 22,574. 

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