COVID-19 cases rise to 20 125, with 397 deaths

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has reached the 20 000 mark, as the country’s death toll increased by 28 to 397. According to the Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize, the total number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in is now 20 125 which increased by 988 new cases in the last 24 hours, while the death toll is sitting at 397. The Western Cape remains the epicentre as the numbers keep flaring with 12 888 reported cases followed by Gauteng with 2 521, Eastern Cape with 2 459 and then KwaZulu-Natal with 1 735…

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Level 4 sees slight crime increase, stats remain low

While crime in the country continued to remain low during the COVID-19 lockdown, reported cases began to increase after the country moved to level 4 at the beginning of May. This was revealed by Police Minister Bheki Cele while giving an update on the levels of compliance and adherence to the lockdown regulations in the country. Despite the trends yet to be analysed, Cele said authorities believe that the slight increase is due to the relaxation of the lockdown restrictions. The easing of the lockdown has seen increased movement of…

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