Covid-19

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…