Covid 19 Update: 93% Recovery Rate, Over 5 000 New Cases, New Variants Reported

Covid 19 Update: 93% Recovery Rate, Over 5 000 New Cases, New Variants Reported

- South Africa has been recovering steadily from Covid-19 with a recovery rate of 93% but cases are starting to increase once again

- Over 5 000 new cases have been reported; the third wave might already be underway and this is worrying for other citizens

- Experts say that the world needs to come up with a way to live with the virus because new variants will continue to emerge

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On Sunday, 5 074 new Covid-19 cases were reported, according to the National Health Department's daily statistics on new infections and deaths. In South Africa, a total of 1 696 564 Covid-19 instances have been reported, with a total of 1 343 433 vaccinations administered so far.

According to the department, since the last report, a total of 11 876 594 tests have been done with 35 821 new tests being registered. After 45 people died, the total number of Covid-19-related deaths was 56 974. The recovery rate is standing at 93%.

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In the Free State, 16 individuals passed away, seven in Gauteng, one in KwaZulu-Natal, 15 in the Northern Cape and six in the Western Cape, according to a report by IOL.

Covid 19 update: 93% recovery rate, over 5 000 new cases
Infections are starting to pick up again but South Africa has a 93% recovery rate from Covid-19. Image: Nathan Laine/Bloomberg
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"We convey our condolences to the loved ones of the departed and thank the healthcare workers who treated the deceased," Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said in a statement, according to News24.

We need to learn how to live with Covid-19 as more variants come to the surface

People would have to learn to live with Covid-19, according to the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), because new variations will emerge.

“This virus isn't going away any time soon, there will be variants emerging,” David Nabarro from the World Health Organization (WHO) reportedly told Sky News.

The alcohol industry will not suffer as badly from lockdown this time around

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Briefly News previously reported that the alcohol industry not be impacted heavily by adjusted Alert Level 2. Reports have revealed that the alcohol industry has shared that it was relieved after President Cyril Ramaphosa's Nation Address on Sunday, 30 May.

There have been no changes made to the sale of alcohol in the country. Although the country's curfew has been shortened and gatherings tightened, there were no separate announcements made in terms of alcohol restrictions.

Sales of alcoholic beverages thus remain open. The National Liquor Traders Council stated that the alcohol industry had taken extra steps to ensure it complied with SA's lockdown regulations.

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