COVID-19 WRAP | SA records 1,579 new virus cases & Tshwane leads the pack in Gauteng with Covid-19 infections

13 September 2020 - 06:24 By TimesLIVE
Policemen carry a woman during a protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged corruption and economic hardship stemming from lockdown during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, near his residence in Jerusalem September 13 2020.
Policemen carry a woman during a protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged corruption and economic hardship stemming from lockdown during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, near his residence in Jerusalem September 13 2020.
Image: REUTERS/Corinna Kern

September 13 2020 - 21:38

SA records 1,579 new virus cases

Eastern Cape 87415

Free State 41875

Gauteng 215140

KwaZulu-Natal 116389

Limpopo 14183

Mpumalanga 25750

North West 27219

Northern Cape 13391

Western Cape 108431

September 13 2020 - 16:48

Tshwane leads the pack in Gauteng with new Covid-19 infections

Tshwane reported the highest number of new Covid-19 cases in Gauteng on Saturday.

, There were 345 new cases of the virus reported in the province on Saturday, 109 of which were from Tshwane. Johannesburg was next with 105 new reported cases.

The West Rand district reported the least number of new cases with only 18 recorded.

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September 13 2020 - 16:05

KZN department of education warns about PPE tender scam

The KwaZulu-Natal department of education has warned the public about a telephone scam regarding tenders for personal protective equipment (PPE).

September 13 2020 - 14:06

Libyan medics already faced war, now the pandemic is surging there too

As the pandemic started to rage through Libya last month, medics working in the war-ravaged country's few functioning hospitals faced their nightmare scenario - a surge in cases and dwindling resources.

September 13 2020 - 13:07

Cleaner allegedly sexually assaults woman at quarantine facility in Mossel Bay

A woman was allegedly sexually assaulted at a quarantine and isolation facility in Mossel Bay, the Western Cape public works department said on Sunday.  

Public works spokesperson Jandré Bakker said the incident happened on Friday.

Bakker said the department takes the allegations “very seriously” and would provide their full support in the investigation.

September 13 2020 - 10:00

Czech Republic sees record rise in virus cases for third straight day

The Czech Republic reported its largest single-day increase in new coronavirus infections for a third straight day on Sunday, recording 1,541 cases, according to Health Ministry data.

It was the fifth day in a row with new infections above 1,000 as the country of 10.7 million sees a surge in cases that is among the fastest in the European Union. The government has tightened rules requiring face mask use but aims to avoid harsh lockdowns. 

-REUTERS

September 13 2020 - 06:00

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 28.75 million, death toll at 918,894

 More than 28.75 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 918,894​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019. 

-REUTERS

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