NICD Calls for Precautions as COVID-19 Infections Rise

Written by on 24 May, 2021

By: Zilungile Mkhize

The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) says South Africans need to up their prevention methods in combating COVID-19, as the latest statistics are showing a spike ahead of the cold winter temperatures.

The warning comes as 4236 new Coronavirus cases have been recorded in the country, bringing the total to 1 632 572.

A further 30 COVID-19 related deaths have been reported.

So far, 167 318 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine under phase two of the country’s vaccination programme.

Of the new deaths recorded overnight, 20 are in Gauteng, five in the Free State, three in the Western Cape, and one each in KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape.

NICD’s Adrian Puren says precautions are needed.

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