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Good News as South Africa Sees ‘Sustained Downward Trend’ in Covid-19 Cases

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The number of Covid-19 cases  and positivity rate in South Africa is on the decline as the third wave dies down according to the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

“The current surge in Covid-19 infections seems to be showing signs of a sustained downward trend,” the institute said in a statement on Wednesday, adding that infections were declining in all nine provinces. Though all indications point to a move to level 2 of lockdown, SA is not out of the woods yet with only about 20% of its adult population vaccinated-a number far from target. There continues to be a need increase both vaccination rates and to ensure that citizens adhere to non-pharmaceutical measures including hand washing, social distance and wearing of mask.

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