Covid-19 update: 22 more deaths, confirmed cases in SA climb to 22 583

Number of confirmed cases increases by 1 240.

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa now stands at 22 583, said President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday as he announced the country would move to level 3 national lockdown.

This is an increase of 1 240 new infections recorded since Saturday.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country rose to 429, with 22 news deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

“To their families, friends, and colleagues, we offer our deepest sympathies,” Ramaphosa said.

“Your loss is our loss.”

To date over 11 000 active coronavirus cases in the country have been recorded and 580 000 tests conducted.

Of these, 842 patients are in hospital and 128 of these are in intensive care.

“The number of infected people could have been much higher had we not acted when we did to impose drastic containment measures,” he said.

“We are consequently in a much better position than many other countries were at this stage in the progression of the disease.”

He said the following metropolitan areas were Covid-19 hotspots:

·         Tshwane

·         Johannesburg

·         Ekuruleni

·         eThekwini

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in South Africa now stands at 22 583, said President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday as he announced the country would move to level 3 national lockdown.

This is an increase of 1 240 new infections recorded since Saturday.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the country rose to 429, with 22 news deaths reported in the last 24 hours.

“To their families, friends, and colleagues, we offer our deepest sympathies,” Ramaphosa said.

“Your loss is our loss.”

To date over 11 000 active coronavirus cases in the country have been recorded and 580 000 tests conducted.

Of these, 842 patients are in hospital and 128 of these are in intensive care.

“The number of infected people could have been much higher had we not acted when we did to impose drastic containment measures,” he said.

“We are consequently in a much better position than many other countries were at this stage in the progression of the disease.”

He said the following metropolitan areas were Covid-19 hotspots:

·         Tshwane

·         Johannesburg

·         Ekuruleni

·         eThekwini

·         Western Cape

·         Nelson Mandela Bay

·         Buffalo City

·         Cape Town

·         West Coast

·         Overberg

·         Cape Winelands

·         Chris Hani

·         iLembe

Globally, Covid-19 cases surpassed 5.4 million infections on Sunday, with over 340 000 coronavirus-related deaths reported.

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