Karim: SA's COVID-19 infection rate on a steady downward trend

Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19 speaks to eNCA. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's COVID-19 infection rate is on a steady downward trend.

Although we're edging close to 600,000 infections, all provinces seem to have gotten over the peak.

READ: Mkhize: SA passing the COVID-19 peak

But health officials warn the public needs to continue to observe safety protocols to prevent a new surge.

"Those downward trends are continuing and I'm feeling more confident about KwaZulu-Natal and the Free State," said Professor Salim Abdool Karim, Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19.

"We are now in the post-peak decline."

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Source
eNCA

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