Health Minister Joe Phaahla says there are very few countries in the world where the genomic sequencing of Covid-19 is as up to date, as here in South Africa.
He commended the country’s scientists for their early detection of the C.1.2 variant of the virus.
Phaahla says observing new variants in the early stages helps Government better plan for future outbreaks.
Access the Minister’s full briefing here.
- J&J doses packaged at Aspen in the EC will not be exported to Europe anymore.
- Getting vaccinated best way to protect yourself against Covid-19.
- Majority of South Africans inoculated with Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine.
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 819 945 with 5 931 new cases reported. Today 76 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 83 419 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 594 857 with a recovery rate of 92,0% pic.twitter.com/3qRiTTnEHK
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 5, 2021
Health Minister Dr Joe Phaahla briefs the media on government efforts in the fight against COVID-19
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) September 3, 2021