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Gauteng to surpass 50,000 infections - Masuku

Gauteng to surpass 50,000 infections - Masuku Tebogo.Kganakga Fri, 07/03/2020 - 11:00 Teaser Media Paragraphs Gauteng will soon pass 50 000 COVID-19 infections.The province’s current death toll is 282.  eNCA speaks to Gauteng health MEC, Dr Bandile Masuku for more details. Courtesy #DStv403 JOHANNESBURG- Gauteng will soon surpass 50,000 COVID-19 infections. This according to the province s Health MEC Bandile Masuku. Gauteng s COVID-19 death toll stands at 282. READ: COVID-19: SA sees new daily rise in infections There are fears that Gauteng might overtake the Western Cape as South Africa s COVID-19 epicentre. Masuku says the death rate is low but hospitalisations continue to increase. By the end of the weekend, we would have passed 50,000 going towards 60,000. The MEC also says that the mortality rate is significantly low.  In other countries, when they reached 50,000, the mortality rate would have been over 1000 death. WATCH: COVID-19: Rising numbers were expected - Ramaphosa The total number of infections in South Africa are now above 168,000. Over 1.7 million tests have been conducted. Recoveries are just under 82,000. - Coronavirus Hotline Number: 0800 029 999 from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday Help protect your loved ones by sharing this official South African government COVID-19 service with your family, friends and community. Send HI to 0600 123 456 on WhatsApp. The NICD has another Clinician Hotline to improve #COVID19 communication and support for healthcare providers. The Clinician Hotline is 0800 11 1131, operating 24 hrs. The Public Hotline is 0800 029 999 also operating 24hrs.

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