SA Enters COVID-19 Second Wave

Written by on 9 December, 2020

By: Mfundo Mabaso

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize says South Africa has officially entered the COVID-19 second wave.

This follows the health department recording 6079 new cases and 135 COVID-19 related deaths, in a single day.

Mkhize says four provinces are the key drivers of this new wave, Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.

“In the last two days the peak age in this period has been in the 15-19 age group and this is believed to be due to a large number of parties involving young people,” Mkhize adds.

He says that the department has sent letters to all MECs urging them to prepare their respective provinces for this second wave.

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Describing the COVID-19 trajectory in the Sarah Baartman district in Eastern Cape, Dr Zweli Mkhize said the number of hospital admissions is now higher than in June, during the first wave.

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