The Deputy Director General of the Ministry of Health, Dr Nicholas Crisp, has urged South Africans to get vaccinated inside growing new infections in the country.
He says the best way to get protection against coronary heart disease is to be fully vaccinated.
Omicron’s BA4 and BA5 sub-variants are thought to be behind a growing number of new cases in South Africa.
The deputy director has once again encouraged people to get the vaccine.
“And it would be gratifying if we actually got an aggressive wave and more waves that could come and people could protect themselves. “So you do not wait until you are struggling to start arming yourself, you should arm yourself before you get into that situation and it is easier to arm yourself by getting vaccinated now,” says Dr Crisp.
The video below is the interview with Dr. Nicholas Crisp in its entirety:
No significant change in COVID-19 hospital stays in Gauteng
A senior researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, says there has been no significant change in the reported COVID-19 hospital admissions in Gauteng despite a significant increase in infections.
However, Dr Suliman has warned that it is too early to assess the severity of infections at this stage.
Just ahead, Gauteng, with a pop size of ~ 15M, leading to another revival #COVID in South Africa🇿🇦
At the GP, 7-day average with 1,168 new cases or 7.4 per 100,000, 88% increase from week to week📈
No significant change in reported hospital admissions; too early to assess realistic severity due to delay image.twitter.com/SIcMV7UlxM
– Ridhwaan Suliman (@ rid1tweets) April 23, 2022
He says the seven-day average of infections in Gauteng has increased by 88% week after week.
The National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) reports that five other deaths have been reported, two of them during the last 24 to 48 hours of the reporting period.
A total of 100,303 deaths have been recorded in South Africa due to COVID-19.
The video below looks at a growing case of COVID-19 in South Africa:
Citizens urged to get vaccinated amid growing new COVID-19 infections – SABC News
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