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Big Jump In New Covid-19 Cases In The Past 24 Hours

The latest statistics which where released by the National Institute For Communicable Diseases indicate a shocking revelation about the resurgence of new infections. Over the past 24 hours, the cases have nearly doubled when compared to the previous week and this shows that we are indeed in the gist of the fourth wave of infections. Join us as we unpack more of the story below.

Source: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-12-01-big-jump-in-new-covid-19-cases-as-sa-records-8500-in-24-hours/?

Based on the recent statistics, we have recorded a cumulative number of about 8,561 cases - which indicates a jump of 4,373 that was recorded on Tuesday. This comes at a time that a new variant was detected which is scientifically proven to be more infectious. The Department Of Health has also raised their concerns about the skyrocketing positivity rate which is currently sitting at 12%.

Breakdown of the figures

According to their illustrations, it's evident that the most affected province is Gauteng peaking at 6,168. It's followed by Western Cape 626 and KwaZulu-Natal is currently sitting at 476. In addition, there are 28 deaths which have been linked to be caused by the virus in the past 24 hours. You can refer to the illustration below for an in-depth analysis of the cases.

Image: National Institute Of Communicable Diseases

Task team to look at vaccine mandates

On Thursday, Cyril Ramaphosa announced that he will put together a task team that will embark on a journey to look at possible measures that can be taken to introduce vaccine mandates for specific activities and locations.

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