Cases in SA are now more than 4 500, as deaths rose to 87; and eThekwini may face intensified lockdown measures while the rest of the country moves to Level 4; according to the KwaZulu-Natal premier.
The Western Cape has the most cases, 1 608 in total, and deaths are at 33. Another 7 639 tests have been conducted – bringing the total to 168 643. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a risk-adjusted strategy, which will see the country downgrading to Level 4 from the 1st of May. Level 4 makes provision for limited economic activity and also allows for some movement. A curfew from 20:00 to 05:00 will kick in, it will be mandatory to wear a cloth face mask when you leave your home, and hot foods will be available – for delivery only.
And across the rest of the world…
Positive cases worldwide were more than 2.96 million, while deaths were more than 206 000. The United States had the most cases in the world, more than 963 000, they also have the most deaths – more than 54 500.