The Department of Health says even though most of the country’s provinces seems to have passed the peak of the third wave, vigilance is still needed to avoid a resurgence in Covid-19 infections.
According to the Department of Health’s Deputy Director General, Dr. Anban Pillay the Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and North-West provinces have, over the past 2 week, shown a gradual decline in their positivity rates.
He warns that the Western Cape, Northern Cape and KZN continues to record high numbers of infections.
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- The Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine protected between 91 and 96% of healthcare workers against death.
- A total of 588 community pharmacies will, in the near future, offer Covid-19 vaccinations across South Africa.
- Unvaccinated Western Cape residents at high risk of developing severe Covid-19.
As of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 546 762 with 6 590 new cases reported. Today 189 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 75 201 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 319 803 with a recovery rate of 91,1% pic.twitter.com/damEXFfEGd
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) August 10, 2021
The newly-appointed Minister of Health Dr. Joe Phaahla together with the Director-General Dr. Sandile Buthelezi and panel of experts, will on Friday 06 August 2021 convene a media briefing on government efforts in the fight against #COVID19 and #VaccinneRolloutSA programme pic.twitter.com/v4cMpLMzFM
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) August 5, 2021