More than 3 million COVID-19 cases in SA since start of pandemic
There have been 6,381 new COVID-19 cases recorded in South Africa under the latest review cycle.
There are more than three million cases that have been reported in the country since the start of the pandemic in South Africa last year.
The positivity rate is at 26.4% with the number of active cases currently sitting at 86,728. Nine COVID-19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,975 to date.
Meanwhile, Scientists said on Monday that the characteristics of the COVID-19 pandemic’s fourth wave are vastly different from what was experienced with previous surges.
They said there was now a far more rapid uptick in the number of new coronavirus cases being recorded daily when compared to the pandemic’s third wave.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 24,159 tests were conducted in the last 24hrs, with 6 381 new cases, which represents a 26.4% positivity rate. A further 9 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 89,975 to date. See more here: https://t.co/BT1tQYpcWk pic.twitter.com/GJQqBIw9uW
— NICD (@nicd_sa) December 6, 2021
In other news – Iconic South African poet Don Mattera hospitalised
Iconic South African poet and author, Dr Don Mattera has been hospitalised.
The award-winning poet was admitted to the Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital on Saturday, in what appears to have been a slight stroke that is yet to be confirmed by physicians. He was rushed to the hospital after he experienced limited use of his arms. Learn more