Covid-19 in numbers: Get the latest figures

30 July 2021 - 13:22 By TimesLIVE

'We're holding on by our fingertips': Western Cape becomes new Covid-19 ...

A specialist on the Covid-19 frontline at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town said on Friday: “We are holding on by our ...

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Full return of primary school kids won't happen on schedule

Thousands of primary schools across SA will not be able to resume classes on a full-time basis from tomorrow, despite ...

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Delta variant ‘breakthrough infections’ guide

The infectious Delta variant has led to a substantial rise in “breakthrough infections” of Covid-19 among people who ...

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Majority of latest Covid-19 cases from Western Cape

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said in an update on Friday evening that 13,025 new Covid-19 ...

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Special Tribunal dismisses application in school decontamination case

The Special Tribunal on Friday dismissed an application by seven contractors awarded contracts to sanitise schools ...

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Security complex withdraws enforced Covid-19 vaccination rule after SAHRC ...

A bid to make Covid-19 jabs compulsory for security guards living at a lifestyle estate in Gauteng has been foiled due ...

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Vaccine shortages ‘a thing of the past’ as deliveries flood into SA

SA now has a bountiful supply of Covid-19 vaccines and a pipeline that will last until the end of the year.

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

KwaZulu-Natal yet to see increase in Covid-19 numbers after unrest, looting

KZN is yet to see the impact on the number of Covid-19 infections following the violent unrest and looting, provincial ...

Amanda Khoza
Presidency reporter

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SA records more than 500 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours for second day

For the first time since the third wave of infections, the most new Covid-19 cases were not recorded in Gauteng. ...

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Trauma patients may find no beds in Western Cape hospitals this weekend

Hospitals in the Western Cape could reach breaking point this weekend as Covid-19 infections rise, relaxed alcohol ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Liberty tops up pandemic reserve amid Covid-19 death claims

The third wave of the coronavirus has necessitated a top-up of insurance giant Liberty Holding's pandemic reserve, ...

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COVID-19 NEWS

Pricks and prayers: half of SA chooses faith over jabs, says survey

Nonetheless, the rollout has amped up impressively, with SA doing better than nations like Australia and Germany

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Ramaphosa on vaccine charm offensive as study finds people believe prayer ...

A study found seven in 10 South Africans had scant trust in the government’s ability to ensure that Covid-19 vaccines ...

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WATCH | 'I got my jab' — Mbalula gets vaccinated

Mbalula was among traffic officers who got their vaccine under the rollout for law enforcement officials.

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YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Is it safe to get the vaccine if you ...

People who suffer from 'long Covid' can get the Covid-19 vaccine.

Even as infections drop, SA’s hospital horror intensifies, say experts

ICU admissions are high, but scientists caution against premature analysis

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

A two-track approach to Covid-19 is what we need to save lives, says WHO

The first relates to the best use of vaccines, while the second requires people to commit to social protocols

By World Health Organisation

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Teachers won't be sacked if they refuse Covid-19 jab: education department

The basic education department has hit back at media reports that it compelled staff to get vaccinated against Covid-19 ...

Paul Ash
Senior reporter

What you said: No rush to stock up on booze after ban lifted

Most readers said they would stock up as the week progresses.

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

Basic education department clears the air on 'threat' to teachers who are ...

Teachers who are not vaccinated do not have to worry about losing their jobs, says basic education spokesperson Elijah ...

COVID-19 NEWS

Home Affairs staff, on the front line during pandemic, get vaccinations

The drive to inoculate 8,443 home affairs employees, who have been on the frontline facing customers during the ...

By TimesLIVE

Government forks out R36bn to fund Covid and unrest relief measures

‘We have to do something. We can’t sit back, cry and be sad about it,’ says finance minister Tito Mboweni

Andisiwe Makinana
Political correspondent

520 Covid-19 deaths recorded in SA in 24 hours

In some good news, SA passed the 7-million mark for number of vaccines administered. There were 194,891 jabs ...

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COVID-19 NEWS

CAIPHUS KGOSANA | Good to know masses got jabs while I languished on my ...

This is fantastic progress for a country that so spectacularly bungled the process in the early stages

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R350 social relief grant mired in challenges despite its benefits, says ...

The Black Sash said it began monitoring the Covid-19 social relief grant application and distribution process with its ...

Focus on Covid-19 spells trouble for childhood vaccinations

The decline in jabs for minors could open the door to more outbreaks, warn experts

COVID-19 NEWS

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Will drinking alcohol affect how well ...

Dr Hillary Mukudu warned people to steer away from consuming alcohol during the vaccination period.

Threatened with dismissal or eviction for refusing Covid-19 jab? The SAHRC ...

The SA Human Rights Commission wants people who have been threatened with losing their jobs or rented accommodation for ...

SA-born billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong aims his shot at vaccine booster

South African-born US biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is backing a Covid-19 vaccine candidate that he sees as ...

By Janice Kew and Antony Sguazzin

COVID-19 NEWS

7,700 Covid-19 cases, 370 deaths recorded in SA in 24 hours: NICD

SA recorded 7,773 new Covid-19 cases and 370 deaths in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Tuesday.

By TimesLIVE

Sassa warns of fake Covid-19 R350 distress grant post

"No applications for the special Covid-19 social relief of distress grant will be made via telephone; e-mail or USSD," ...

Booze bans cost SA’s GDP an estimated R64.8bn, says liquor industry

The four bans placed on liquor sales during the Covid-19 pandemic have cost the country’s GDP an estimated R64.8bn, ...

COVID-19 NEWS

Prisons strained as arrested ‘looters’ test positive for Covid-19

Many suspects arrested during the recent looting are testing positive for Covid-19 in prison, correctional services ...

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist

Antibodies from Sinovac's Covid-19 jab fade after six months, booster helps

Antibodies triggered by Sinovac Biotech's Covid-19 vaccine declined below a key threshold from around six months after ...

By Roxanne Liu, Ryan Woo and Neil Jerome Morales

Eligible for the R350 grant? You have to reapply from scratch

People who are eligible to receive the R350 Covid-19 social relief of distress grant are required to start the ...

COVID-19 NEWS

SA hits 70,000 Covid-19 deaths, with 243 fatalities recorded in 24 hours

SA hit another devastating Covid-19 milestone on Monday night, with more than 70,000 fatalities recorded since the ...

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How the Delta variant upends assumptions about the coronavirus

The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 the world ...

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SA's Covid-19 vaccine rollout catching up with ‘best in the world’

Three months ago, SA’s vaccination drive looked headed for disaster. After a slow start, the rollout has reached about ...

Paul Ash
Senior reporter

COVID-19 NEWS

KZN waits to see if Covid-19 spread with rioting

As the country watched mayhem erupt in KwaZulu-Natal two weeks ago, the pandemic was almost forgotten.

Nivashni Nair
Senior reporter

Gauteng Education set to reduce distancing in schools

In a bid to accommodate up to 40 pupils in a classroom in primary schools, the Gauteng education department has told ...

Prega Govender
Journalist

SA scientists to contribute to global Covid-19 genetics research

It’s a mystery that has plagued the world since Covid-19 first struck: why do some people end up gasping for air in ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

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Easing of lockdown restrictions on the cards

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to ease some lockdown restrictions and announce economic assistance for ...

Graeme Hosken
Senior reporter

Covid-19 vaccine milestone achieved but there’s still much to do

SA is swimming hard and fast to reach Covid-19 herd immunity but our efforts are being haunted by our late dive off the ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Teachers refusing Covid-19 jab must produce medical report: department

The department of basic education is forcing teachers who refuse to be vaccinated against Covid on medical grounds to ...

Prega Govender
Journalist

COVID-19 NEWS

Looters with Covid-19 symptoms must get tested, says Kubayi -Reveals ...

Acting health minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has urged those involved in the unrest in Gauteng and KZN to get tested if they ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

WATCH | ‘Keep fighting, my love’ — husband on ‘serenading’ his wife ...

As the loneliness kicked in and communication became difficult, Lukas du Preez knew the only way to let his wife ...

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist

47,500 vaccine doses lost during unrest — health department

The government is concerned the looted vaccine doses could get into the illicit market and people might buy them.

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YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | If I've been vaccinated do I still need ...

Non-healthcare workers need to quarantine, even if they have been vaccinated, especially if they have received only one ...

Kyle Zeeman
Digital Editor

SA records 433 new Covid-19 deaths, 14,858 cases in 24 hours

In some good news, there were 238,020 vaccine doses administered the in the past 24 hours, the second-highest ...

By TimesLIVE

WATCH | ‘You are not alone’: Man braces cold to play music outside ...

A Mossel Bay man took his accordion, stood in the cold outside the hospital where his wife is receiving treatment in ...

Iavan Pijoos
Journalist

COVID-19 NEWS

Western Cape finally hits plateau of third wave — but it's no time to relax

The Western Cape, which has lagged only behind Gauteng in its portion of the daily national Covid-19 infections, has ...

Tanya Farber
Senior science reporter

Study showed poor hand hygiene at Joburg emergency unit before pandemic

A study before the coronavirus pandemic in SA uncovered poor hand hygiene standards at the emergency unit of a ...

100 million Pfizer jabs to be produced annually by Cape Town-based Biovac

Ingredients to produce the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines will be obtained from facilities in Europe and the manufacturing of ...

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