The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says the increase in Covid-19 infections at schools at the start of the new school year was expected.
Head of Public Health Surveillance at the NICD Dr. Michelle Groome says this uptick in infections was also seen in the second half of the third wave.
Groome says the majority of infected learners showed mild forms of the disease.
Follow the full briefing here.
- Country’s response to Covid-19 pandemic influenced by high levels of immunity seen in the population.
- New Level 1 rules: Rotational learning scrapped, isolation rules changed.
- Stealth Omicron – the new mutant strain of Covid-19 – not yet of any concern.
At the media briefing hosted by the Minister of Health Dr Joe Phaahla and Deputy Minister Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo Dr Michelle Groome from @nicd_sa updated tge Nation on #COVID19 epidemiologyhttps://t.co/Flh7tzNoM0
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) February 4, 2022