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Fatal foursome: Four provinces account for 71% of new Covid-19 cases in SA

From November 1 to 12, there have been 17,909 new cases of Covid-19, with 12,727 coming from just four provinces

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As President Cyril Ramaphosa warned last week that South Africans needed to take care to prevent a second wave of Covid-19, it emerged that four provinces accounted for nearly three-quarters of new cases since November 1.

From November 1 to 13, there were 20,257 new cases recorded, with 14,147 coming from Gauteng, the Free State, KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape. The four account for 71% of the new cases.

The Eastern Cape was of particular concern, with more than 9,313 new cases there since the start of the month. Ramaphosa singled the province out during his national address on Wednesday night...

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