South Africa’s number of corona-virus infections has declined to its lowest level since May with only 772 new positive cases confirmed in the past 24 hours.
However, 142 more COVID-19 -related deaths have been recorded bringing the total number of fatalities to 15-thousand-641
The latest increase in new coronavirus infections is the lowest recorded increase in four months. Last night the Department of Health indicated that it was considering the relaxation of restrictions on aspects such as religious gatherings, travel, the curfew and the sale of alcohol due to the sustained decline in coronavirus transmissions over the past few weeks.
This as anticipation mounts over President Cyril Ramaphosa address later this week on whether the country will be moving to lockdown Level 1 after meeting with the Coronavirus Command Council and Cabinet.
However, the number of COVID19 related fatalities has increased by almost 150. Limpopo recorded the highest number of fatalities at 67 followed by Mpumalanga with 19, KwaZulu-Natal 16, the Western Cape 13, Gauteng 12, the Northern Cape 11 and the Eastern Cape 4.