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Covid-19 outbreaks among members of the same family are increasing in KZN, warns Zikalala

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KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala with health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu.
KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala with health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu.
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The story: KwaZulu-Natal's daily Covid-19 infections are edging towards the 6 000 mark, raising concerns people are not complying with the adjusted Level 3 lockdown regulations.

How we know: In the past 24 hours, 4 714 new infections were recorded, bringing the province's total number of infections to 209 691. Eighty-five succumbed to the virus in the same reporting period.

What was said: "We are extremely concerned that we have started the New Year on a bad note, having breached the 5 000 mark for daily Covid-19 infections. Three days ago, when we were reporting the statistics for 30 December 2020, our province had recorded 5 846 new infections and 116 deaths," said Premier Sihle Zikalala.

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