South African Minister of Health, Zweli Mkhize has said the country recorded 6,334 COVID-19 cases and 43 deaths from the dreaded virus on Sunday.
The Minister in a press briefing on Sunday night, expressed worry that the country had on Saturday, recorded 7,210 cases, the highest number of cases recorded in a single day.
Mkhize said with the development, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases was 138, 134, with a death toll of 2, 456 while recoveries stands at 68, 925.
He disclosed that more than 1.5 million people have been tested for the virus in the country.
“We are seeing a rapid rise in the cumulative number of positive COVID-19 cases indicating that, as we had expected, we are approaching a surge during the latter winter months of July and August.
“It is anticipated that while every province will unfortunately witness an increase in their numbers, areas where there is high economic activity will experience an exponential rise – beginning with Gauteng (Johannesburg & Pretoria) and Western Cape and followed by Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal Provinces,” he said.