Covid-19

By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says the national 7-day moving average of daily case numbers, positivity rate and testing rate continue to decrease, with sustained decreases seen in all provinces. Today the institute reports 2,967 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 2,197 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,886,331. This increase represents a 6.1% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (27%), followed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The current surge in COVID-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend. Today NICD reports 1,504 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,884,134. This increase represents a 7.0% positivity rate.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The current surge in COVID-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend. Today NICD reports 2 281 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 882 630. This increase represents a …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The current surge in COVID-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend. Today NICD reports 3 286 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 880 349. This increase represents a …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The current surge in COVID-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend. Today NICD reports 3 648 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 877 063. This increase represents a …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The current surge in COVID-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend. Today NICD reports 4 215 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 873 415. This increase represents a …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The current surge in COVID-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend. Today NICD reports 4 667 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 869 201. This increase represents a …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The current surge in COVID-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend. Today the NICD reports 3 699 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 864 534. This increase represents…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The current surge in COVID-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend. Today NICD reports 3 961 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 858 195. This increase represents an …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The current surge in COVID-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend. NICD reports 5,309 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,854,234. This increase represents a 10.7% positivity rate. NICD…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa has recorded a total of 2.848,925 positive cases of Covid-19 as of Friday, with 5,885 new cases identified since the last report, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has announced. This increase, according to the institute, represents a 10.3% positivity rate. The country has…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa has recorded a total of 2.843,042 positive cases of cornavirus, with 6,270 new cases identified since the last report, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has announced. This increase represents a 12.0% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine cuts the risk of getting infected with the disease by about half, according to the latest results of a trial involving almost half a million health workers in South Africa. The vast majority of the breakthrough infections were mild, Glenda Gray, co-leader…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 5 372 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 829 435. This increase represents a 12.3% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 4 118 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 824 063.This increase represents a 14.0% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 5,931 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,819,945. This increase represents a 14.5% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (29%), followed by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 8,411 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,814,014. This increase represents a 15.5% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (30%), followed by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 9,199 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,805,604. This increase represents a 15.1% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (26%), followed by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) board chairperson, Professor Helen Reese, has assured South Africans that the authority is working to make sure that COVID-19 vaccines are effective against new variants. Reese was speaking during a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Health on Thursday.…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 9,544 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,787,203. This increase represents a 15.6% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Government is making every effort to reach population immunity and is investigating immunising children with the remaining vaccine stock once most adults are covered. "Just in the same way as when we were convinced that we have enough capacity and stock to cover the above 35. "Therefore,…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 5,644 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,770,575. This increase represents a 17.6% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (35%), followed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. @123rf.com. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 7,740 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,764,931. This increase represents a 17.0% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (29%), followed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 12,771 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,734,973. This increase represents a 19.3% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 13,251 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,722,202. This increase represents a 20% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (27%), followed by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa has recorded 2.708,951 positive cases of Covid-19, with 10, 346 cases recorded since the last report, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division responsible for the surveillance of Covid-19 in the country, announced on Tuesday. This, according to the institute, represents a 18.6% …
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 7,632 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,698,605. This increase represents a 20.2% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (33%), followed by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 10 748 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 690 973. This increase represents a 20.7% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 13 261 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 680 225. This increase represents a 20.8% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 13 672 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 652 652. This increase represents a 19.9% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 14 728 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 638 981. This increase represents a 22.1% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 10,685 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,624,254. This increase represents a 20.4% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from WC (26%), followed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Health minister Dr Joe Phaahla says that the government plans to open Covid-19 vaccines to all adults in South Africa weeks earlier than expected. South Africa is officially set to open vaccinations to people between 18-35 from 1 September. However, Phaahla said his department was now in…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has authorised local biotechnology company CapeBio to manufacture rapid COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test kits. Announcing the approval of the test kits on Monday, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister, Dr Blade Nzimande, said the COVID-19 test kits, co-developed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 10,139 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,605,586. This increase represents a 21% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (28%), followed by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 13,021 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,595,447. This increase represents a 21.6% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (27%),…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 13,921 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,582,427. This increase represents a 23% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (28%), followed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 14,271 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,568,511. This increase represents a 22.5% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western Cape (26%), followed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 7,502 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,554,240. The majority of new cases today are from KwaZulu-Natal (26%), followed by Western Cape (23%). Gauteng Province accounted…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 6,590 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,546,762. This increase represents an 18.8% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from the Western Cape…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 6,787 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,540,222. This increase represents a 21.7% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from the Western Cape (29%),…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 10 008 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 533 466. This increase represents a 22.8% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 12 371 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 523 488. This increase represents a 21.6% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 13 652 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 511 178. This increase represents a 21.7% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The results of the Sisonke programme study have revealed that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has provided effective protection against serious illness and death from COVID-19 infection. This was on Friday revealed by Professor Glenda Gray, the CEO of the Medical Research Council and co-lead investigator, during…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 13 777 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 497 655. This increase represents a 22.3% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 13 263 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 484 009 This increase represents a 22.3% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 8 988 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 470 746. This increase represents a 19.8% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 8 791 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases 2 456 184. This increase represents a 23.0% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 12 528 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 447 454. This increase represents a 22.3% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 13 025 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 435 036. This increase represents a 23.4% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Western…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 13 751 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 422 151. This increase represents a 24.6% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. South Africa is set to receive a donation of 5.66 million doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine from the US government. White House officials told Reuters that nearly 10 million doses will be shipped to Nigeria and South Africa from Wednesday, as they were two of the…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 5 683 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2 383 490. This increase represents a 24.3% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reports 12,056 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,368,105. This increase represents a 24.3% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (30%), followed by…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD),reported 13,719 new Covid-19 cases that have been identified in the country. This now brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,356,049. NICD said that this increase represented a 26.1% positivity rate. A further 450 Covid-19 related deaths have been…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The President and CEO of the South African Medical Research Council, Professor Glenda Gray, has assured South Africans that the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine is effective against the Delta variant, which is currently dominant in the country. “Data from the Sisonke Study conducted among healthcare workers…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 14,858 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,342,330. This increase represents a 26.5% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (34%), followed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, according to a new study. Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday showed the vaccines…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 16,240 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,327,472. This increase represents a 27.5% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (32%), followed…
By Lehlohonolo Lehana. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), reports 8,929 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa, which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 2,311,232. This increase represents a 22.2% positivity rate. The majority of new cases today are from Gauteng (37%), followed…