Coronavirus: South Africa COVID-19 Cases Climb to 2 415

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The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 2 415, as of Tuesday, 14 March.

Releasing the update of cases, the Health Department said the total number of tests conducted to date is 87 022.

Gauteng has 909 cases, Western Cape 643, KwaZulu-Natal 489, Eastern Cape 174, Free State 98, Limpopo 24, Mpumalanga 22, North West 22 and Northern Cape has 16.

There are 18 unallocated cases.

Also read: Coronavirus: WHO Urges Caution in Easing COVID-19 Restrictions

With the declaration that the novel Coronavirus is 10 times deadlier than the 2009 swine flu, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on countries to slowly lift control measures.

“We know that COVID-19 spreads fast, and we know that it is deadly – 10 times deadlier than the 2009 flu pandemic,” said WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The WHO DG made the declaration on Monday during a virtual briefing.

With some countries and communities under several weeks of social and economic restrictions in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, Ghebreyesus urged countries to be measured when phasing out restrictions.


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