The Health Department is warning of a spike in Covid-19 cases in four provinces. For more, eNCA speaks to Dr Harsha Somaroo, Public Health Medicine Specialist at Wits University. #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - The health department is warning of a spike in Covid-19 infections in four provinces.
Experts say cases are of less severe Omicron sub-variants.
In Gauteng, the number is climbing.
Dr Harsha Somaroo, Public Health Medicine Specialist at Wits University, said a higher number of tests have been performed in Gauteng since 2020.
"In terms of the recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, I think the one thing we think might be associated with it is the recent school holidays at the beginning of October," she said.
"I think usually the Covid cases -- when you consider the incubation time of the virus -- it increases about five to ten days after transmisison occurs so that's when we start seeing the increase in the numbers
"As much as we're slightly concerned about the increase, the nubmers are low-level increases and we'll continue to monitor it."