COVID-19 WRAP | SA records 201 new Covid-19 cases

11 October 2021 - 05:30 By TimesLIVE
A staff member takes a sample at a Covid-19 testing centre amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, at Glasgow Airport, in Glasgow, Scotland on April 29 2020.
A staff member takes a sample at a Covid-19 testing centre amid the coronavirus disease outbreak, at Glasgow Airport, in Glasgow, Scotland on April 29 2020.
Image: Andrew Milligan/Pool via REUTERS

October 11 2021 - 19:27

Just 201 cases and 29 deaths recorded in SA in 24 hours: NICD

There were just 201 new Covid-19 infections recorded across SA in the past 24 hours, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases said on Monday.

There were also 29 deaths recorded in the same period, according to the latest department of health data.

This means that there have been 2,912,346 confirmed cases and 88,346 fatalities from the coronavirus in SA since the outbreak was first recorded in March last year.

October 11 2021 - 14:22

Getting vaxxed against Covid-19 will not be mandatory by law: Joe Phaahla

The government does not intend to make Covid-19 vaccinations compulsory by law.

That's the word from health minister Dr Joe Phaahla, in response to a recent parliamentary question posed by the IFP.

The IFP asked whether “in light of vaccination hesitancy surrounding the uptake of Covid-19 vaccines, government intends to make vaccinations mandatory by law” and if “such mandatory vaccinations will be required for all persons in the republic by law”.

October 11 2021 - 14:15

Gauteng offices to be pop-up Covid-19 vaccination sites: here's how it'll work

The Gauteng health department is calling on organisations and companies with more than 50 employees to apply as pop-up Covid-19 vaccination sites to make vaccines accessible to more people in the province.

In a statement issued on Sunday, the department said it would provide health education to individuals before the vaccines were administered. This was aimed at addressing vaccine hesitancy.

“Workplace vaccinations are provided to institutions that have 50 or more employees who are yet to get the jab.

October 11 2021 - 07:28

I’m quarantining at home — What symptoms should I watch out for?

Those who come into contact with anyone suspected to have Covid-19 should self-isolate, whether they have had the vaccine or not, but what symptoms should I watch out for while in isolation?

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) said close contact means you had “face-to-face contact within one metre or were in a closed space for more than 15 minutes with a person with Covid-19”.

“This contact happened while the person with Covid-19 was still ‘infectious’, in other words from two days before to 10 days after their symptoms started.”

October 11 2021 - 05:30

SA's Covid-19 recovery rate now at 95%

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