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NICD reports 828 new COVID-19 cases in SA

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[…]

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NICD concerned about SA’s COVID-19 spike

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[…]

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No coronavirus cases in SA: NICD

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[…]

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SA ready to deal with coronavirus, NICD assures

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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