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Wave 4: Sad News For Mzansi As NICD Releases List Of The Most Affected Areas

The nation has been brought to it's kneels by the sudden emergence of the new Covid 19 variant. Experts believe the country has officially entered the 4th wave of Covid-19. More bad news awaits as latest reports gives details of red zone areas where the spread of the new variant is at it's peak [Read more].


The National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NICD) announced seven provinces; Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northwestern and Western Capes showed steady increases in Covid-19 infections.

“The proportion with positive tests in Gauteng has increased dramatically in the last two weeks, which could be an early sign of a broad revival. It is important to note that federal states will experience the start and end of the wave in different weeks,” the institute said.

According to the latest NICD report, Covid-19 cases in South Africa have increased by more than 4,000 to 8,561. In the past three days (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) the country has recorded 15,207 new Covid infections. Gauteng had the most new infections, accounting for 72% of new infections in South Africa yesterday.

West Cape - 7

KwaZulu - 6%

Mpumalanga and Northwest - 4%

Limpopo - 3%

Free Countries - 2%

Eastern nose - 1%

North Cape - less than 1%


The NICD says measures to contain the spread of infection, including getting a vaccine for Covid-19, are the best way to slow the spread of infection.

Watch these common symptoms carefully; Cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, and loss of smell or taste. You can spread the virus even without symptoms. Protect others from disease and help prevent the transmission of the corona virus. "Don't give up," says NICD

Source: IOL.ZA

Please beware and stay safe. Don't leave your house without an hygienic face mask, hand sanitizer and your hand gloves. A vaccine for the new Covid 19 variant is yet to be synthesised and the virus' spread is just at it's genesis. Try and take the vaccines. Share this article with your loved ones and help them stay away from the red zones.


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