Saturday marks the second anniversary of the country’s first COVID-19 case. To date, the country has reported over 3-million cases, with almost 100,000 fatalities. KZN Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform, Professor Tulio de Oliveira speaks with eNCA's Thulasizwe Simelane about what we have learned from the pandemic. #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - It has been exactly two years since South Africa's first COVID-19 patient was confirmed.
South Africa has recorded 1,735 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours.
601 of those were identified in Gauteng with 410 in the Western Cape and 284 in KwaZulu Natal.
All other provinces recorded less than 200 new cases.
Sadly, a further 26 people have died.
#COVID19 UPDATE: 29,784 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 1,735 new cases, which represents a 5.8% positivity rate. Today @HealthZA reports 26 deaths in the past 24–48 hrs. Total fatalities are 99,543 to date: https://t.co/RESzxfHT2b pic.twitter.com/cUdsUzhjgG— NICD (@nicd_sa) March 5, 2022