DURBAN – It was the first province in the country to report a COVID-19 case and for a long time, KwaZulu-Natal had the most number of deaths but it has seen a slight decline.
Premier Sihle Zikalala says indications are that all districts in the province will move to Level 3 of the lockdown.
“The province is currently as of today sitting at 10-percent in terms of active cases and has moved down to fourth position countrywide,” Zikalala said.
The premier has warned that a move to Level 3 would still require compliance.
“There are strong indications that as KwaZulu-Natal all our regions may move to level 3. However, there is a caveat in order for that to happen and remain that way, everyone will have to comply with all the non-pharmaceutical approaches to preventing infections,” Zikalala said.
He says should a new trend of infections be seen in certain districts, they will have to be moved back a level.
Meanwhile, the health MEC says the province is ready to deal with an influx of patients at its health facilities.
More than 6,000 beds have already been prepared.
The provincial government has appealed to people to continue adhering to lockdown regulations and precautionary measures.