Phase two of South Africa’s coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout could begin at the end of April. To date, over a hundred thousand healthcare workers have been vaccinated in phase one of the Johnson& Johnson vaccine drive. Deputy Director General at the Department of Health Doctor Anban Pillay explains that the[…]
South Africa has recorded 2 888 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 757 144. In a statement, the Department of Health also reported 123 new COVID-19 related deaths. “Regrettably, 123 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 35, Free State 31, Gauteng 4, KwaZulu-Natal 3, Limpopo[…]
South Africa has recorded 2 055 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 708 359. The Gauteng province accounts for 31% of the total number of cases, followed by KwaZulu-Natal at 17.2%. In a statement, the Department of Health also confirmed 85 more deaths. This brings the total number[…]
South Africa has surpassed the 700 000 mark in confirmed COVID-19 cases. The country recorded 2 019 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 700 203. The country also recorded 69 new COVID-19 related deaths, taking the total number of people who succumbed[…]
Gauteng Premier David Makhura says the R125 million tender for the COVID-19 personal protective equipment is the biggest financial scandal his government has faced since he became Premier in 2014. Makhura has placed Health MEC Bandile Masuku on a leave of absence over his alleged involvement in the controversial tender[…]
The Western Cape Department of Health has welcomed the reinstatement of the ban on alcohol sales, given the recent rise in alcohol-related traumas being reported at hospitals across the province. It comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the reimplementation of the ban in order to alleviate strain on the healthcare[…]
The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in South Africa has risen to over 55 000 on Wednesday with a further 2 430 cases reported in the last 24 hours. According to a statement by Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize, the total number of confirmed cases of the virus, as[…]
Western Cape doctors are feeling hopeful about the early results of using nasal oxygen instead of ventilators to treat serious Covid-19 cases at public hospitals. As a result, the provincial Department of Health will now be rolling out high-flow nasal infrastructure, it was revealed during a digital press conference on[…]
The government will use cellphone towers to trace people who have been in contact with those who tested positive for Covid-19. Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams said this was to assist the Department of Health in tracing people who came into contact with those who tested positive for the virus. She[…]
South Africa appears to be woefully underprepared for a serious escalation in Covid-19 cases, with roughly 3 000 out of about 7 000 critical care beds available between the public and private healthcare sectors, according to best estimates. On Thursday, News24 reported approximate projections used by the government indicated 80%[…]
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