The recent COVID-19 cases in South Africa are clear signs of the 5th wave according to Professor Tulio de Oliveira of the KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform. He spoke with eNCA's Heidi Giokos. Courtesy of #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - 5,486 new cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours.
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Gauteng accounts for almost half of those, with 2,213 new infections.
Kwazulu-Natal has reported 1,452 new cases.
Sadly, five more people have died.
This brings the total number of COVID-related deaths in South Africa to 100,523.
The positivity rate is at 25.3-percent.
#COVID19 UPDATE: 21,692 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 5,486 new cases, which represents a 25.3% positivity rate. Today @HealthZA reports 7 deaths; of which 5 occurred in the past 24–48 hrs. Total fatalities are 100,523 to date: https://t.co/5kONaE7NE5 pic.twitter.com/fxQ7OgK4OF— NICD (@nicd_sa) May 8, 2022