COVID-19 in SA | Gauteng may be coming out of third wave

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JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng may be slowly getting over the peak of the third wave.

This is according to Professor Shabir Madhi.

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Other provinces, on the other hand, will have to wait about three weeks before seeing a downward trend in COVID-19 numbers.

Madhi, Professor of Vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand, said the data from last week shows that Gauteng had peaked and was starting to show a downward trajectory.

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"Despite disruptions of testing, we expect to continue seeing a decline with the number of daily cases.

"But unfortunately, that's not the case for other provinces like KwaZulu-Natal and Western Cape. Those provinces are still on an upward trajectory and about three to four weeks away before they peak. And with the disruptions and restrictions taking place that might be more protracted."


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