The total number of confirmed cases in Gauteng as at July 16 sits at 117,895, with 51,256 recoveries and 853 deaths.
While Gauteng has not yet the reached the peak of the infection — expected in August — Masuku said the province was no longer doing mass testing.
He said whether a person had to get tested after completing an isolation period was “something that we are considering looking at the shortages”.
Dealing with the rate of infection in the province, Masuku said that while it was still increasing rapidly, there was some good news as the number of active cases had decreased over the past few days, with the number of recoveries increasing.
He said that the healthcare system would not be overwhelmed, but did acknowledge that it was currently under pressure.
The province was increasing the number of healthcare workers, and was in a race to increase bed capacity to accommodate the Covid-19 infection peak.