KZN recruits 8 000 healthcare workers as province sees spike in Covid-19 infections

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Shabangu said the additional nurses were hired to deal with the expected increase in Covid-19 patients. Picture: Getty Images
Shabangu said the additional nurses were hired to deal with the expected increase in Covid-19 patients. Picture: Getty Images

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KwaZulu-Natal has witnessed a sharp rise in the Covid-19 coronavirus cases as more people returned to work under level 3 of the national lockdown. The latest data shows infections are higher among women, and the number of children contracting the virus is rising.

Compared to the rest of the country, the province only accounts for 7% of the total cases and ranks fourth behind the Western Cape (66.2%), the Eastern Cape (12.1%) and Gauteng (11.9%).

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