3,220 new cases in South Africa in last 24 hours

South Africa has 3,220 more cases of COVID-19.

This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to more than 3,929,872.

National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NICD) reported 2 deaths from Covid in the last 24 hours, but warned that there could be a backlog in reported cases due to the Health Department’s ongoing review.

This brings the total death toll to 100,933.

To date, more than 3,768,950 people have recovered from the virus.

Over 35.7 million doses have been administered on the vaccination front.

Meanwhile, in light of the approaching winter months, coupled with the recent repeal of the national disaster law, South Africans are anxiously watching the increase with Covid infections.

The latest data also shows that hospital admissions have increased in both the public and private sectors, although much less than in previous peaks. proportion of patients requiring hospitalization in the intensive care unit, as well as fewer deaths.

This shows that most of the identified cases were mild or incidental (in other words, they tested positive when admitted to hospital for another reason). A similar pattern was observed with the fourth wave, which was short-lived in December 2021/January 2022.

The fourth wave of Covid-19 infections in South Africa was dominated by a variant of Omicron that was named the virus. “Worry Option” World Health Organization following a report by South African scientists.

The concern with the Omicron variant was its increased transmissibility, leading to a rapid increase in cases and high test positivity rates. It became clear that the clinical picture of this variant is very different from its predecessors.

He had reducing the severity of the disease. And more random diagnosis among patients admitted to the hospital for other reasons.

The current increase in infestation is associated with BA .4 and BA.5, sublineages of the Omicron variant. It may be the first days, but it seems that they have similar clinical manifestations.

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