COVID-19 WRAP | SA records 21,610 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

10 July 2021 - 08:45 By TimesLIVE
People wearing masks walk in a shopping district amid the coronavirus disease pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, on July 9, 2021.
People wearing masks walk in a shopping district amid the coronavirus disease pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, on July 9, 2021.
Image: REUTERS/ Heo Ran

July 10 2021 - 21:55

SA records 21,610 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours 

SA recorded over 21,600 confirmed Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours and now has 2,179,297 cumulative cases of the infectious disease since the start of the pandemic. 

The national death toll of Covid-19 related deaths increased by 265, bringing the total deaths in the country to 64,138.

July 10 2021 - 10:38

Beta variant of virus may increase risk for hospitalisation and death

A wide-ranging SA study suggests people infected with the Beta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus are at greater risk for hospitalisation and dying from Covid-19.

The observational study, which is due to be presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) and published in The Lancet Global Health, found there was a 31% higher risk of in-hospital deaths during the country’s second wave of infections which were dominated by the Beta variant.

The Beta variant was first detected in SA in November.

July 10 2021 - 10:35

‘Mr President, you are destroying us — it’s a hospitality bloodbath out there’: hospitality sector

“Don't kill our industry with an extension of the level 4 lockdown.”

That was the plea to President Cycril Ramaphosa on Saturday from the Restaurant Association of SA (Rasa) and the Federated Hospitality Association of SA (Fedhasa).

“It is a hospitality bloodbath out there, with no support systems to fall back on,” said Fedhasa chair Rosemary Anderson.

July 10 2021 - 08:42

"It’s in your hands to minimise the spread of Covid-19": GP health department

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