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Decline in number of active COVID-19 cases in Gauteng: Makhura

JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng premier David Makhura says there’s a decline in the number of active COVID-19 cases in the province.

Gauteng has 24 new cases, while 15 people have died and 1,015 patients have recovered.

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Makhura said people with underlying medical conditions like high blood pressure, heart problems and chronic respiratory illnesses develop complications if they contract COVID-19.

According to the provincial report, Gauteng doctors emphasise early interventions are important including oxygenation, fluid supportive treatment, prone position, and blood-thinning to reducing complications and mortality.

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He has outlined Gauteng’s plans to deal with the virus.

The premier strongly urged people to continue practicing social distancing.

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