Saturday, December 04, 2021

SA reaches 3million confirmed COVID-19 cases since start of outbreak in country

South Africa has reached yet another agonizing milestone.

More than three-million confirmed COVID-19 infections have been reported since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020, in the country.

In the past day, 16 055 new COVID-19 cases has been reported in South Africa.

The bulk of these infections were recorded in Gauteng with 11 553, followed by the Western Cape with 957 new cases.

Sadly, 25 more people succumbed to the respiratory disease bringing the total COVID-19 death toll in south Africa to 89 944.

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases said there were also 279 hospital admissions in the past day, taking the total number of people admitted for Covid-19 treatment to 3 202.

The Western Cape Health Department confirmed that the province is now officially in a resurgence. This means that there has been a steep increase in cases, albeit case numbers remain relatively low.

‘’We know that we are in a resurgence because there has been an over 20% week-on-week percentage change in the 7-day moving average of new cases. As part of the departmental Resurgence Response plan, vaccination coverage remains the key intervention to mitigate the impact of the fourth wave on the health system,’’ says Western Cape Department of Health’s Communication Director, Marika Champion.

 

Done By: Mitchum George

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