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South Africa Sounds Alarm Over Resurgence in Virus Cases

  • Health Minister warns that risk of resurgence remains high
  • Western Cape province saw spike in new cases in last week
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South Africa is recording a worrying increase in coronavirus infections, especially in the Western Cape province, which saw a 42% spike in new cases in the last week, according to Health Minister Zweli Mkhize.

Nationwide, new cases increased 9.1% in the last seven days, prompting the health department to urge South Africa’s nine provinces to “quickly mount a response, including contact tracing and quarantine,” Mkhize said in a statement Wednesday.