Figures released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Thursday showed there were 2,970 new Covid-19 cases that had been identified in SA in the previous 24 hours. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,963,394. The NICD said this[…]
Figures released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Monday showed there were 1,004 new Covid-19 cases that had been identified in SA in the previous 24 hours. This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic to 3,954,971. The NICD said this[…]
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has reported 828 new COVID-19 cases that have been identified in South Africa (SA), which brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,732,075. This increase represents a 5.3% positivity rate. Due to the ongoing audit exercise by the National Department of Health (NDoH), there may[…]
LOCAL The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) says there is no evidence that recent cases of typhoid fever are linked to contaminated municipal water in any part of the country. This comes after various social media posts did the rounds that allege there are currently cases of enteric fever[…]
NATIONAL The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says more than 75 000 people have now died from COVID 19-related complications in South Africa after another 199 deaths were recorded on Monday. The NICD says 6 787 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the latest reporting period and the[…]
It has been confirmed the coronavirus Delta variant is dominant in Gauteng, accounting for 53% of infections, and is quickly taking over in the rest of the country and accounting for 45% of infections. Preliminary data suggests this variant can cause more severe disease. This “emphasises the need for all[…]
National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Executive Director, Professor Adrian Puren, says they are concerned about the sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in South Africa. Puren says the number of people with COVID-19 could be higher than the reported figures as many people are not testing. Speaking on Morning Live[…]
Government has denied a media report that claims South African National Defence Force (SANDF) crew members are refusing to make the potentially dangerous journey to China to help in the repatriation of 184 South African citizens. On Friday, Mail & Guardian (M&G) reported that a senior official “intimately familiar with[…]
The deadly coronavirus (Covid-19) – which to date has left more than 2 700 people dead in more than 80 000 reported cases – has not reached South Africa. The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, on Tuesday said it remained on[…]
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) has assured South Africans it is prepared if the coronavirus makes its way to South Africa. “We would like to assure South Africans that we are prepared for the eventuality of an outbreak. “We have put systems in place to rapidly identify, detect[…]
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