The National Institute for Communicable Diseases reportedly confirmed that Gauteng had officially been hit with the fourth wave of infections as cases continue to surge .It was reported that the province accounted for 80 % of the new cases countrywide.
It was highlighted that the new Omicron was spreading like wildfire in Gauteng .The good news is that everything is in place as the hospital beds and oxygen are in place .
This announcement came a day after the President of South Africa had informed South Africa of the new variant and measures to help protect people against getting infected.
The first case of the new Covid-19 variant was first detected in South Africa on the 24th of November 2021 .The variant has been spreading to other countries .The variant is however reported to be hitting young people .The Gauteng Province is reported to be having 4 407 beds that have been reserved for the Covid-19 patients.
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