Covid-19: Zweli Mkhize breathes sigh of relief as new infections fall

Covid-19: Zweli Mkhize breathes sigh of relief as new infections fall

- Dr Zweli Mkhize is relieved that South Africa's mortality and the Covid-19 infection rate is dropping

- He revealed that the recovery rate is as high as 90% and the mortality rate is down to 2%

- This is good news for South Africa's economy and the immediate future if the trend continues

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Dr Zweli Mkhize has taken to Twitter to share his relief with South Africa as new infections and hospital cases continue to drop.

He said that the recovery rate is up to 90% and the mortality rate has dropped down to just 2%.

This is good news for South Africa and the economy as it means that if this trend continues, restrictions on the economy can be lifted even further.

"Today, we cautiously but optimistically breathe a sigh of relief as we continue to see our detected cases, hospital admissions, deaths and even excess deaths declining. Our recovery rate is now almost at 90% and our mortality rate has remained stable at around 2%."
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Recently, reported that experts have warned that people with chronic conditions run the risk of becoming Covid-19 casualties.

Covid-19: Zweli Mkhize breathes sigh of relief as new infections fall

Dr Zweli Mkhize happy with the Covid-19 recovery stats. Photo credit: Facebook/@My ANC
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In other news, there has been immense debate over whether or not a patient with Covid-19 is at risk of reinfection. Dr Daniel Israel provides some insight into this interesting topic.

The most common question I receive from patients who have recently recovered from Covid-19 is: 'Doc, can I get it again?'.

Infected individuals are hopeful of never having to worry about Covid-19 again. However, the significance of this question is far larger than those who are asking may realise.

Earlier, reported that Level 2 has allowed South Africans to finally visit family members after months apart. Dr Karin van der Merwe explains how to do this safely, minimising the risk of contracting Covid-19.

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It’s a great relief to us that the Covid-19 case numbers are decreasing. It is also comforting that lockdown restrictions are being eased. One of the toughest parts of lockdown has been the prohibition on visiting family members.

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