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Mkhize worried about EC copying WC ‘pattern’. Here’s why


Mkhize worried about EC copying WC ‘pattern’. Here’s why

It has the same number of Covid-19 infections as Gauteng, but Gauteng is streets ahead on testing

Matthew Savides and Luke Charter

On March 19, the Eastern Cape’s “patient zero” tested positive for Covid-19. Now, some 79 days later, the province has already recorded its 100th death and is the second-most infected province in SA.

Only the Western Cape’s 30,379 cases outnumber the Eastern Cape’s 5,629 – and, worryingly, it has done significantly fewer tests than Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal.

In terms of deaths, the Eastern Cape’s 101 was more than double Gauteng’s 47. Only the Western Cape has more, with 729 recorded by Saturday night. ..

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