South Africa was the first African country to overcome the barrier of 200,000 COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, almost half of which have already overcome the disease.
“Today we passed the 200,000 mark, with a cumulative total of COVID-19 cases of 205,721,” Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a message on Twitter.
“The total number of deaths is 3,310 and that of the recovered 97,848,” he said. According to his department, another 111 deaths were recorded nationwide on the last day alone, and there were also almost 9,000 new infections.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa admitted on Monday that “although the mortality rate of COVID-19 in South Africa is low compared to the rest of the world, the increasing number of infections is a complacency warning”.
“If we follow all preventive measures, we can protect ourselves and protect and protect the most vulnerable with our daily actions,” he said in a message to the public, calling on them to protect the elderly. Avoid unnecessary visits and contacts with them.