covid 19

COVID-19: 1,862 new cases, 110 more deaths

Written by on 25 February 2021

File: Emergency paramedics wearing a full COVID-19 coronavirus personal protective equipment (PPE). Marco Longari / AFP JOHANNESBURG – The Health Department reported 110 more COVID-19 related deaths, taking South Africa’s death toll to 49,523.   The department has also recorded 1,862 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. SA’s COVID-19 recoveries are at 1,422,622, reflecting a […]

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COVID-19: 792 new cases, 97 more deaths

Written by on 23 February 2021

File: Healthcare workers wearing personal protective equipment stand outside the Nasrec Field Hospital. AFP/Michele Spatari JOHANNESBURG – The Health Department recorded 792 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24-hours.   A further 97 deaths have been recorded, taking the death toll in South Africa 49,150. SA’s recovery rate is 93.9 percent. For more on this story, visit […]

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Stellenbosch rector begs students to be responsible after ‘superspreader’ Covid event in Cape Town

Written by on 20 October 2020

The rector of Stellenbosch University has begged students to be responsible and focus on their looming exams instead of partying. In an impassioned letter to students, Wim de Villiers urged students not to jeopardise their studies “so close to the finishing line”. “Together we have endured despite much uncertainty and major changes in our academic […]

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Second wave inevitable if SA doesn’t change behaviour: Salim Abdool Karim

Written by on 20 October 2020

With summer season right on the doorstep, many South Africans are consolidating their travelling plans, with some planning beach holidays while for others this will be time to reconnect with families in their home provinces. But the country’s leading epidemiologist and infectious diseases specialist, Prof Salim Abdool Karim, has cautioned that interprovincial holidaying may not […]

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