The latest number of confirmed cases is 4 793. According to the latest update, 90 deaths have been recorded in the country. So far, 178 470 tests have been conducted – nearly 10 000 news tests. Outbreaks among essential workers have led to the Western Cape overtaking Gauteng as the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in South Africa, while funerals and an outbreak in the correctional services system drove up the Eastern Cape’s figures.
This is according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize, who had a virtual meeting with the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health and the Select Committee on Health and Social Services on Monday morning.
“We’re seeing changes in the outbreak on a day-to-day basis,” he said. “When we started with the outbreak, Gauteng province was the highest, things have shifted with the Western Cape now the epicentre.”