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Covid-19 in numbers: Get the latest figures

27 May 2022 - 08:00 By TimesLIVE

Fear of Covid drove many teachers to the brink, UWC study finds

Strategies needed to build resilience in educators, who were among the first to experience pandemic stress

Human settlements portfolio committee calls for prosecution after ...

Parliament's human settlements portfolio committee on Wednesday called for the prosecution and recovery of "ill-gotten ...

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Did Malema’s comments about the ...

Did EFF leader Julius Malema speaking about the vaccine convince you to get it?

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Mental health claims spiked because of Covid-19, says Liberty

Financial services group Liberty has reported a spike in mental health claims in 2021, particularly among working ...

Dineo Faku
Senior Reporter

LISTEN | SA experts don't see need for mass monkeypox vaccination

SA disease experts said on Wednesday they did not see a need for a mass vaccination campaign against monkeypox or ...

By Reuters

Africa's Covid-19 scientists make Time magazine’s most influential people ...

Prof Tulio de Oliveira and Dr Sikhulile Moyo have been selected for this year’s Time 100 Most Influential People list.

By TimesLIVE

‘I don’t know what is wrong with us’ — Tito Mboweni takes aim at those not ...

"We go to large gatherings, parties, funerals and church services. No masks. Why do we do these things? People are ...

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Are antibiotics effective in preventing ...

Non-pharmaceutical measures such as maintaining social distancing, hand washing and self-isolation when sick are ...

Ledla PPE case returns with challenge on Special Tribunal powers

Is the Special Tribunal a court and does it have the competence to review and set aside contracts, and order forfeiture ...

By TimesLIVE

Covid-19 cases on the decline with just over 1,600 new daily infections

The NICD said 1,662 new Covid-19 cases had been identified in SA in the past 24 hours.

By TimesLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Has SA entered a new phase of the ...

The NICD says high population level immunity in SA likely means in the absence of a new, more severe variant, future ...

Covid cases decline but the fifth wave rolls on

Reported new Covid-19 infections dropped by 16% from a week ago, but the number of new cases means the coronavirus is ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

3,283 Covid-19 patients in hospital as cases increase

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported 7,238 new Covid-19 cases in the latest 24-hour cycle, ...

By TimesLIVE

3,283 Covid-19 patients in hospital as cases increase

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported 7,238 new Covid-19 cases in the latest 24-hour cycle, ...

By TimesLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | How did the pandemic affect black ...

Strong economic growth and exports in 2020 and 2021 masked the struggles black farmers experienced during the Covid-19 ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Covid-19 positivity rate at 22.6%

There has been an increase of 145 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. The total number of people currently ...

By TimesLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | I'm organising an event, how can I make ...

“The virus that causes Covid-19 spreads easily indoors, especially in poorly ventilated settings. Outdoor venues are ...

Friendships end for many reasons, among them Covid differences

In romantic relationships people believe they can resolve issues through debate, but this does not apply to friendships

By Beverley Fehr

Vaccination + infection = better Covid immunity, say studies

They signal that vaccinated people who’ve had Omicron probably won’t get seriously ill from another variant

By Naomi Kresge

Eureka: the formula for excitement

Glenda Gray, CEO of the Medical Research Council, became a household name during the pandemic — and this is why.

40% of the 8,351 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Gauteng

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Friday reported 8,351 new Covid-19 cases had been identified ...

By Timeslive

J&J vaccine benefits outweigh risks: SA Health Products Regulatory ...

The SA Health Products Regulatory Authority says out of the more than 8.5-million people who received the Johnson & ...

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter

Didn’t collected your R350 grant at the post office? Here's how to access ...

Beneficiaries will have to use supermarkets or ATMs to access the funds.

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | What is the true global Covid-19 death ...

Could the death toll be higher than has been reported?

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

It’s not over yet: after a Covid lull in Africa, the fifth wave is ...

CDC director Dr John Nkengasong holds his final briefing and praises the continent for its united fight against Covid

Claire Keeton
Senior features writer

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Will all Covid-19 regulations be ...

Health minister Joe Phaahla has responded to calls for government to scrap all Covid-19 regulations.

How many people have come in contact with Covid-19 in SA?

Health minister Joe Phaahla said on Tuesday almost 70% of the population has come into contact with Covid-19.

Can singing help long Covid-19 patients breathe easier?

Music and singing-based activities can help improve health-related quality of life for people with long-term Covid-19 ...

Joe Phaahla warns shrinking health budget will affect services

With R64.5bn allocated to the national department of health, minister Joe Phaahla says he is worried that the budget ...

AfriForum, DearSA in court to fight extended Covid-19 regulations

In their application, AfriForum and Dear SA want the high court to review and set aside the decision of the health ...

Ernest Mabuza
Journalist

Covid linked to mental disorders in series of cases at Joburg hospital

Evidence is mounting worldwide that the virus is capable of invading and living in brain tissue, says expert

Dave Chambers
Cape Town bureau chief

SA hit by 3,237 new Covid-19 cases in one day

New infections bring the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases in SA to 3,844,625.

By TImes LIVE

What happens to international travellers who test positive for Covid-19 on ...

International travellers must be vaccinated for Covid-19 and produce a valid vaccination certificate, or a valid ...

5,486 new Covid-19 cases for SA

Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal accounted for most of the 5,486 new Covid-19 cases reported in SA on Sunday.

By TIMESLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Do pupils have to wear face masks at ...

Pupils, like other people, are expected to continue wearing face masks in the classrooms and general indoor gatherings, ...

Just over 9,000 cases of Covid-19 cases recorded on Friday, 34 deaths

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Friday reported 9,253 new Covid-19 cases had been identified ...

By TimesLIVE

SA Rugby to continue lobbying government for full capacity at stadiums

With the international season fast approaching, SA Rugby president Mark Alexander says they will continue to lobby ...

Mahlatse Mphahlele
Sports reporter

Solidarity institutes legal action over extended Covid-19 regulations ...

The extended Covid-19 regulations  have received mixed reactions, with trade union Solidarity going as far as ...

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter

SA tries to give away millions of Covid-19 doses to save them from ...

Demand for Covid jabs has slumped so dramatically that the health department has stopped ordering fresh supplies, is ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Aspen Pharmacare says lack of Covid-19 vaccine orders threatens ...

If the Covid-19 vaccines production line is shut down, this could see the continent scramble for vaccines as it did in ...

‘A win for civil society’: Dear SA on extension of deadline for public ...

Citizen network group Dear SA says it welcomes the three-month extension of the deadline for public comment on the ...

SA records highest positivity rate yet of Covid-19 fifth wave

SA’s daily Covid-19 test positivity rate rose to its highest level yet on Wednesday amid the fifth wave of infections.

By Renee Bonorchis

New Africa Covid-19 cases outside southern region remain low

Outside of southern Africa, new Covid-19 cases on the continent remain low, according to the Africa Centres for Disease ...

By Janice Kew

EDITORIAL | Put mistrust aside and keep your mask on

Its mistakes aside, it’s unlikely the state wants to control citizens, so do the right thing for your fellow man

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Which age group is better protected ...

According to the latest stats by the department, there are 3.14-million people over 50 who have received a single dose ...

Wearing of face masks indoors stays as Covid-19 regulations are extended

The health department has extended the deadline for public comment on the proposed Covid-19 regulations by three months.

By TimesLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Has SA entered its fifth wave of ...

"We have entered the fifth wave in most provinces," said health minster Joe Phaahla.

Vaccines effective against new Omicron sub-variants, WHO chief says

Vaccines are effective against new Omicron sub-variants driving a surge in Covid-19 cases in SA, the head of the World ...

By Andy Hoffman

AfriForum set to challenge any Covid-19 health regulations

AfriForum on Wednesday said it is ready to fight any regulations that aim to make permanent the temporary Covid-19 ...

By TimesLIVE

Aspen may close Covid-19 vaccine line within weeks as talks drag

Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. needs clear commitments within weeks from African governments for orders of its Covid-19 ...

By Janice Kew

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Has SA entered its fifth wave of ...

"We have entered the fifth wave in most provinces," said health minster Joe Phaahla.

Covid-19 positivity rate hits 22%

Official updates show 3,838 Covid-19 infections were detected in SA in the past 24 hours – lower than the figures ...

By TimesLIVE

SA records 6,527 new Covid-19 cases

This increase represents a 21.5% positivity rate.

By TimesLIVE

Police face mask supplier fined R3.4m for excessive pricing

A Johannesburg-based company has been found guilty of excessive pricing when supplying face masks to the police ...

Orrin Singh
Reporter

KZN health MEC concerned over spike in Covid-19 cases

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for health Nomagugu Simelane has sounded alarm bells after a spike in Covid-19 cases in the province.

Orrin Singh
Reporter

Covid-19's new Omicron sublineages can dodge immunity from past infection ...

Two new sublineages of the Omicron coronavirus variant can dodge antibodies from earlier infection well enough to ...

By Tim Cocks

Almost 5,000 new Covid-19 infections and over 100 hospitalised in the past ...

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases on Friday said Covid-19 infections were on the increase after 4,954 ...

By TimesLIVE

Whether it’s the fifth wave or not, Covid-19 resurgence has been full of ...

According to some definitions, but not all, SA is officially entering the fifth wave of Covid-19 infections. Either ...

By TANYA FARBER

SA seeing rising share of BA.4, BA.5 Omicron sub-lineages — professor

An increasing share of SA's Covid-19 cases are the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-lineages of the Omicron variant.

By Reuters

New Covid-19 infections jump over 19% with more hospital admissions

There has been an increase of 65 hospital admissions in the past 24 hours. There are now 2,282 patients in hospital.

By TimesLIVE

Covid-19 infection rate jumps to 21%

Sixty-two people have been admitted to hospital with Covid-19 complications in the latest 24-hour reporting period.

By TimesLIVE

Covid-19 hospital admissions on the rise with 83 cases reported in past 24 ...

The number of people being hospitalised for Covid-19 is on the rise, according to the latest report released on Tuesday ...

By TimesLIVE

Covid-19: SA records 16.7% positivity rate

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has recorded 3,222 new Covid-19 cases.

By TimesLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Should I be concerned by the latest ...

Health minister Joe Phaahla says the sharp increase in Covid-19 cases in recent days is of great concern.

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Why was the Omicron variant less severe ...

Health minister Joe Phaahla told parliament on Friday the department expected the pandemic to be less demanding of ...

Quick uptick in Covid-19 cases not yet cause for concern, says NICD

The increase in positive Covid-19 tests is not yet cause for alarm, says the National Institute for Communicable ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

MAKHUDU SEFARA | Using the nation’s pain for political gain is repulsive

The aftermath of the devastation caused by the floods in KwaZulu-Natal has unleashed something not as troubling as ...

Makhudu Sefara
Editor: TimesLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Can a support animal help me deal with ...

One study looked at whether caring for a pet during the Covid-19 pandemic was associated with a change in quality of ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Anger mounts among locked-down Shanghai residents as city reports more ...

China's financial hub of Shanghai reported more new Covid-19 related deaths on April 22, as residents vented their ...

By Reuters

SA seeing ‘worrying signs’ of rise in Covid-19 infections, Phaahla tells ...

Health minister Joe Phaahla says SA has over the past few days seen worrying trends in the rise in Covid-19 infections.

Quick uptick in Covid-19 cases not yet cause for concern, says NICD

The increase in positive Covid-19 tests is not yet cause for alarm, says the National Institute for Communicable ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

SA’s Covid-19 positivity rate hits three-month high

The rate has increased for four straight days.

By Monique Vanek

Covid-19 positivity rate close to 10%

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has reported 1,475 new cases of  Covid-19 in the country in the latest ...

By TimesLIVE

BARRY SCHOUB | Can we afford to drop our Covid-19 guard? A cautionary note

Several untested assumptions about the virus may be informing the relaxation of measures to prevent the spread of the ...

By Barry Schoub

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | How effective was the international ...

All travellers entering SA are required to present proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

RAY McCAULEY | A celebration of Easter tinged with joy, pain and sadness

As we begin to emerge from the Covid pandemic, we have much to be grateful for. But there is still cause for great ...

By Ray McCauley

Millions of rand later, Gauteng hospital is being dismantled as patients ...

After a R499m upgrade by the Gauteng health department, the AngloGold Ashanti Covid field hospital on the West Rand has ...

OPINION | The favourable, unintended consequences of the pandemic

Hospital-at-home programmes emerge worldwide, freeing up hospital beds and providing huge cost savings for patients.

By Dr Ryan Noach

BARRY SCHOUB | Can we afford to drop our Covid-19 guard? A cautionary note

Several untested assumptions about the virus may be informing the relaxation of measures to prevent the spread of the ...

By Barry Schoub

Flu vaccine for kids could help curb post-Covid surge

Over two years of Covid restrictions, influenza virtually vanished, but scientists warned this week that it is on its ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

BARNEY MTHOMBOTHI | Our two-year state of caprice and corruption ends with ...

No big celebration, just a weary shoulder-shrug greeted the lifting of the Covid state of disaster, writes Barney ...

Deadline for public comment on Covid-19 regulations extended as parties ...

Parliament's portfolio committee on health has announcedt the deadline for public comment on the proposed Covid-19 ...

By TImesLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Could a vaccine nasal spray be more ...

Could the future of the Covid-19 vaccine be a nose spray?

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

IP waiver won’t improve Africa’s access to Covid-19 shots: global drug ...

Multinational pharmaceutical companies have criticised the push by SA and India to introduce an intellectual property ...

By Tamar Kahn

LISTEN | New Omicron sub-variants being probed by Botswana and SA ...

Newly detected sub-lineages of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 are being probed.

By PAIGE MULLER

Covid-19 vaccine compensation scheme investigating 55 claims

The department of health has confirmed that the Covid-19 vaccine injury no-fault compensation scheme is considering 55 ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Can the Covid-19 vaccine cause heart ...

Concerns around heart inflammation were raised last year after the SA Health Products Regulatory Authority approved the ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

More severe flu season expected, but not yet back to levels before Covid-19

Health experts expect this year’s flu season to be far less severe than flu seasons before the Covid-19 pandemic, but ...

By Adele Baleta

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Where can I get a booster shot and how ...

In an effort to encourage people to protect themselves against Covid-19, government and the private sector have ...

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Will SA be affected by the vaccine ...

SA will not be affected by a recent major recall of 764,900 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in Europe.

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Wastewater samples may show ‘upswing’ in Covid-19

Analysis of wastewater samples in South Africa’s industrial hub of Gauteng show an increasing incidence of Covid-19.

By Antony Sguazzin

330,000 people yet to collect R350 Covid-19 grants from early in lockdown

Almost 330,000 people eligible for assistance during the first cycle of the social relief of distress (SRD) grant have ...

By TImesLIVE

Maimane: We need a list of all those who looted during national state of ...

"While people were starving, suffering, losing homes and jobs, government officials were eating," Maimane claimed.

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Unjabbed sports fans can get vaccinated at stadiums, says government

With the state of disaster lifted and stadiums set to open to the public, government invited unjabbed sports fans to ...

By TimesLIVE

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | How can I claim from the Covid-19 ...

Anyone who has suffered a serious Covid-19 injury, or the dependent of a deceased person whose death was caused by the ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

More than two-thirds of Africans infected by Covid-19 since pandemic began ...

With routine diagnostic testing in Africa focused on travellers and people who present at hospitals with symptoms, ...

By James Macharia Chege and Estelle Shirbon

Sama calls for continued Covid-19 vaccination efforts after lifting of ...

The SA Medical Association says more South Africans need to get vaccinated against Covid-19, despite the lifting of the ...

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | I'm pregnant, should I still get the ...

The World Health Organization says the Covid-19 pandemic presents a risk of pregnant women contracting severe influenza.

Could Ukraine war and Covid-19 be increasing ‘doomsday anxiety’?

An expert has weighed in on the mental condition and how to manage it.

By Staff reporter

SA’s Covid-19 test positivity rate hits highest level since February

The positivity rate of Covid-19 tests in SA rose to their highest level since February on Wednesday, indicating that ...

By Antony Sguazzin

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Can the Delta and Omicron variants ...

The World Health Organization has noted cases of the combination of the Delta and Omicron Covid-19 variants, known as a ...

It’s better for everyone, so will you go back to the office full time?

Career-building and company culture rely on co-workers being together as much as possible

By Allison Schrager

Hospitality and tourism sector applauds end of state of disaster but says ...

The tourism and hospitality sector has welcomed the end of the state of disaster but says remaining regulations will ...

By SUTHENTIRA GOVENDER and ALEX PATRICK