This year began with lots of hope for South Africa, but it is turning out to be one of the nations worst years so far. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) is scared of what might happen next if care is not taken.
As of Saturday 7 May the total number of Covid-19 cases detected in South Africa was 3,835,902 with 8,524 new cases identified. According to the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NICD), this equates to a positivity rate of 31.1%.
Eleven deaths related to Covid-19 have been reported - five of which occurred in the last 24 to 48 hours - bringing the total death toll to 100,516. 66 hospitals have been reported in South Africa in the last 24 hours. The total number of treated cases in the country stands at 3,676, 810 with a recovery rate of 97%. South Africa currently has 58,576 active cases.
To date, just a total of 24,654,271 tests have been carried out in both the public and private sectors of the country. 35,112,052 vaccines have been shipped in so far. Most of the new Covid-19 cases came from Gauteng (3290), followed by KwaZulu-Natal (2278) and the Western Cape (1379). The Eastern part of Capetown followed (547), while the Free State and Mpumalanga recorded 392 and 216 new covid cases, respectively.
The North West has recorded 185 cases, followed by the Northern Cape with (149) and Limpopo with (88), recording the lowest cases of the day. The government has extended the deadline for all qualified South Africans to comment on proposed changes to the National Health Act to 5 July 2022.
According to the National Ministry of Health, this extension complies with legal requirements and has given the department ample time to view, review and examine all comments and statements about the proposed regulation. The department has also released a limited number of regulations that took effect Thursday.
Draft regulations to address the Covid-19 pandemic and other reportable conditions outside of a national disaster were released for public discussion in March.
Source: The Citizen Tv
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