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Gauteng's spike in COVID-19 cases due to Merafong mine infections - Makhura

Over the last week, there has been an increase of 921 cases, the biggest weekly jump since the virus hit Gauteng.

FILE: Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture: Ahmed Kajee/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura said that over the last eight days the province had recorded the highest number of COVID-19 infections since the outbreak.

Gauteng has 3,329 confirmed cases, 32 deaths and 2,019 recoveries.

South Africa's coronavirus statistics as released by the National Department of Health on 28 May 2020. Picture: Abigail Xavier/EWN

Two hundred and three people were in hospitals.

Its been a difficult week for Gauteng in terms of COVID-19 infections.

Over the last week, there has been an increase of 921 cases, the biggest weekly jump since the virus hit Gauteng.

Makhura said that this was largely due to the infections of almost 200 people at the AngloGold Ashanti mine in Merafong.

He said that the rate of recoveries had also stayed at around 61% over the last eight days.

For official information about COVID-19 from the Department of Health, please click here.