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Just In| Covid-19 surge reported in KwaZulu-Natal especially in eThekwini

KwaZulu-Natal premier Sihle Zikalala says the province has entered a Covid-19 pandemic 4th wave. He said the infections were "rising at an alarming rate".

Zikalala identified eThekwini as the province's hotspot.

Zikalala says the province has officially entered its fourth wave of Covid-19 infections after it recorded significant increases in daily infection rates as well as the number of people who require hospitalization and ICU beds.

He was speaking at a virtual media briefing on Sunday.

He said the number of cases that were recorded over the past 7days showed that infections were "rising at an alarming rate... the new wave of infecting is fast rising and the omicron variant is driving this new surge in infections".

According to Zikalala, the province recorded 1 002 new cases in the 24hours leading up to Saturday. eThekwini district is the hotspot and accounted for 550 of these - about 54.9% of all new cases in the province.


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