JOHANNESBURG - South Africans should brace for a swift surge in COVID-19 infections.
This is according to Epidemiologist Dr Salim Abdool Karim, who says each infected person can pass the virus to two or three others.
“We know that this particular infection has a reproductive rate of about 2 to 3 others. We expect the doubling time to be somewhere between 3 to 5 days.”
He says the projections are very simple for this country.
South Africa now has 402 confirmed cases of COVID-19.
This is an increase of 128 from Sunday’s announcement.
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