COVID-19 in SA | Virus spike spotted in 3 provinces

An increase of SARS-COV-2 RNA has been spotted in Limpopo, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape. The spike was picked up by the Medical Research council's Wastewater Surveillance Programme. #dstv403

 

JOHANNESBURG - An increase of SARS-COV-2 RNA has been spotted in Limpopo, the Western Cape and the Eastern Cape.

SARS-COV-2 is the virus that causes Covid-19.

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It's a cause for concern as it comes after months of calm.

The spike was picked up by the Medical Research council's Wastewater Surveillance Programme.

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It's noticed week-on-week increases.

"After months of relative calm, we suddenly started seeing a sharp increase in the concentration of SARS COV-2," said Prof Angela Mathee.

"Initially in Cape Town last week there was a sharp increase in the concentration, especially in the treatment plant."

Watch the full interview in the video below.

 

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