Covid cases in South Africa up by 403% in week after alarm raised over Omicron

Covid cases in South Africa up by 403% in week after alarm raised over Omicron

Covid cases in South Africa up by 403% in week after alarm raised over Omicron

The Metro says Coronavirus infections in South Africa have risen by 403% in a week as the Omicron variant continues to spread.

A total of 4,473 cases were recorded in the country yesterday – up from 868 the same time last week.

Yesterday’s daily toll marks a 92% jump from Monday, with results coming back positive for more than 10% of 42,000 people getting tested over 24 hours.

Leading virologist Professor Tulio de Oliveira tweeted: ‘Goodness me! Scary increase of cases and positivity rate in South Africa.

https://metro.co.uk/2021/12/01/covid-cases-in-south-africa-up-by-403-in-week-after-omicron-strain-emerges-15693596/


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