Health Minister, Dr. Joe Phaahla says disease-experts have warned that the country can expect the fourth wave of Covid-19, at the earliest, by the middle of December.
During an interview with ENCA, on Sunday, he again urged at-risk South Africans to get themselves vaccinated as soon as possible.
He says the country’s constantly increasing vaccination-rate, currently at more than 40% of the adult population, may help mitigate the severity of the fourth wave.
Follow the Department of Health’s latest Covid-19 updates here.
- Only healthcare workers, at this point in time, will receive a booster shot of a Covid-19 vaccine.
- Phaahla: “Lessons learned in first three waves helped country prepare for the next wave.”
- Worrying uptake of Covid-19 vaccines among young people.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 929 862 with 687 new cases reported. Today 2 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 89 574 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 821 141 with a recovery rate of 96,3% pic.twitter.com/J42Kg0c0pS
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) November 21, 2021