I feel obliged to inform you all that although lockdown rules has been eased, the battle against Covid-19 is far from over and more badnews will be reported if proper care is not taken. The NDoH reported 203 deaths from Covid, 12 of which occurred in the last 24-48 hours, bringing the total death toll to 96,705. The number of deaths per day is drastically increasing and this should be something to worry about.
South Africa reported 3,169 new positive cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hour cycle, for a total of 3,634,811 positive cases.
This was announced Thursday by the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service responsible for monitoring laboratories to inform public health responses to Covid-19.
According to the agency, this corresponds to a positive percentage of 8.8%. Due to the ongoing review by the Ministry of National Health (NDoH), there may be a backlog in reported deaths from Covid-19. The NDoH reported 203 deaths, 12 of which had occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours, resulting in 96,705 deaths to date.
It said 22,591,175 tests had been carried out in the public and private sectors and the KZN government is concerned about the decline in the number of vaccinations
KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) convened its executive committee chaired by Prime Minister Sihle Zikalala on Wednesday and expressed concern over the slowdown in progress in vaccination.
The badnews is that 350,762 people have not returned for their second dose of vaccine. All of this is of great concern to the Executive Council as it may see the province taking longer to emerge from the Covid-19 wave and being more vulnerable to a heavier virus attack.
The council has since decided to launch an intensive mobilization campaign that will involve all sectors of society, including interfaith communities, traditional leaders, traditional health practitioners and the business community, among others.
The Executive Council urges all citizens who have not been vaccinated to do so quickly to avoid self-replication of the virus and the transmission and death of more people.
Please go and take your second doses and finish what you started. I hope that sooner than later, we will all see the end of this global pandemic.
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