Covid-19 recoveries encourage health dept

Johannesburg – Despite Gauteng being the Covid-19 infections hotspot, provincial officials have said that they are encouraged by the number of recoveries, which had passed the 100 000 mark by last Wednesday.

  The Gauteng Health Department said the recoveries showed that its interventions are working. With the Covid-19 infections peak expected to hit soon, the department said out of a total of 74 106 contacts traced, over 53 000 people had completed the isolation process and had no symptoms of the virus.

  The department’s spokesperson Kwara Kekana said that is a sign that they are doing something right.

  “Gauteng registered 62% Covid-19 recoveries, surpassing the 100 000 mark. The provincial Health Department is deeply encouraged by the rising numbers of recoveries,” she said.

  The department said it is working on improving the speed to resolve unallocated cases. The recovery was at 63%, with almost 298 000 people having recovered.

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