Covid19: Gauteng Still In the Lead as Figures Continue to Rise, 4,373 New Cases Reported

Covid19: Gauteng Still In the Lead as Figures Continue to Rise, 4,373 New Cases Reported

  • The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has stated that 4373 new cases pf Covid-19 have been recorded in the past 24 hours
  • Gauteng remains the province with the most Covid-19 cases, as it accounts for 72% of the new cases
  • South Africa has a high Covid-19 recovery rate, but needs to improve its vaccination figure for people to be properly protected

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JOHANNESBURG - The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported that 4373 new Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours, 72% of which were reported in Gauteng.

South Africa's current Covid-19 case number total is 2 968 052. 21 deaths caused by Covid-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing South Africa's death toll up to 89 843.

While Gauteng retains its first-place position for recording the newest Covid-19 cases, the province is followed by the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the North West, EWN reports.

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Gauteng has recorded 72% of South Africa's new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Image: Xabiso Mkhabela/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
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Covid figures and vaccination rate

According to TimesLIVE, A further 119 people have been hospitalised due to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, driving the total number of people currently receiving treatment in hospital for the virus up to 2414.

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Despite South Africa currently having a recovery rate of 96%, the NICD is still urging people to get vaccinated.

Only 24.3% of South Africans are fully vaccinated, as many people have put off going for their second dose of Pfizer due to vaccine hesitancy.

South Africans react to latest Covid-19 numbers

@Khumbu_M believes:

"Records after records. They are busy cooking them."

@Loyiso909 asked:

"When are you reporting on the stats of harm and/death caused by vaccines?"

@Bello_LillyB shared:

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@MujaheedDaniel3 said:

"Please lockdown Gauteng and leave the rest of us alone."

@Arthursphere shared:

"All this is false."

@Hlanyos said:

No unvaccinated people at indoor events

Yesterday Briefly News reported that During the Health Department's media conference on 29 November, Professor Salim Abdool Karim stated that indoor events are too risky for unvaccinated people so it is not advised that they attend such gatherings.

His suggestion is based on scientific evidence that unvaccinated people are more likely to suffer severe symptoms of the new Omicron variant. Most South Africans who are currently in hospital with the new variant are unvaccinated.

Professor Abdool Karim expressed his surprise at the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases between last week and now. Joe Phaahla, the Minister of Health, said that the government is working to prepare hospitals and clinics for the fourth wave.

Source: Briefly News

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