South Africa is over the peak of the second wave but by no means out of the woods with this pandemic. In the last 24 hours, we had just over 4000 new cases and 398 deaths. At the same time the first vaccines which arrived Monday are due to be administered to health care workers by the middle of the month. #eNCA Courtesy #DStv403
JOHANNESBURG - South Africa is saying a long goodbye to the second wave, but the third one is on its way.
Co-chair of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on COVID-19, Professor Salim Abdool Karim says it will likely hit at the beginning of winter.
And, he says the time to begin planning for it, is now
Meanwhile, the country's COVID-19 infections have increased by 3,751.
This brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country to 1,466,767.
The Department of Health has reported 261 more coronavirus related deaths in the last 24 hours.