COVID-19 WRAP | SA records 201 new Covid-19 cases
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.
Vaccinations made EASY:— Mia Malan (@miamalan) October 10, 2021
Do you work in Gauteng at a place where 50 or more employees still need a #COVID19 jab?@GautengHealth will come to your workplace and vaccinate the employees.
How to get them there:
1. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Phone: 0800 22 8827 pic.twitter.com/vbri5dIMB2
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%
A s of today the cumulative number of #COVID19 cases identified in SA is 2 912 145 with 648 new cases reported. Today 25 deaths have been reported bringing the total to 88 317 deaths. The cumulative number of recoveries now stand at 2 791 256 with a recovery rate of 95,8% pic.twitter.com/Ua5q9Fy5AM— Department of Health (@HealthZA) October 10, 2021