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Covid-19 Update: Infections increasing in Mzansi (SEE NUMBERS)

Image: Covid-19 patients at Steve Biko Academic Hospital(used for illustration)

Matters are getting out of hand in Mzansi, Covid-19 infections are spreading like wild fire. On Friday, the Health Department announced that infections in South Africa have increased by 2,828. As of today the cumulative number of COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 955 328 with 2 828 new cases reported. Today 12 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 89 783 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 845 607 with a recovery rate of 96,3%.

Meanwhile, President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to meet up with the National Coronavirus Command Council on Sunday. Their meeting is aimed at assessing developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, including scientific updates around the newly detected coronavirus variant. Government has urged South Africans to remain vigilant against COVID-19 and play their part in protecting themselves and the broader community by having themselves vaccinated, while scientists investigate a newly identified coronavirus variant.

According to public opinion, the increase of cases will be blamed to alcohol watch the space as. After the Sunday command council for COVID 19 Ramaphosa will address the nation and restrict the sale of alcohol, some say. It is likely that restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings will be implemented due to rapidly rising Covid-19 infections across SA. This was articulated by health minister Dr Joseph Phaahla on Friday.(Source:


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