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SA sees a slow and steady increase in COVID-19 numbers – Professor Salim Abdool Karim

Professor Salim Abdool Karim

COVID-19 infections across the country are increasing, but in the Western Cape there seems to be some confusion over the rate of the increase.

Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize said there’s been a 42-percent rise in the province while Premier Alan Winde says it’s less than 20-percent.

The Western Cape says their increases over a seven-day rolling average are just over 13.6-percent.

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Professor Salim Abdool Karim, co-director of the COVID ministerial advisory council, said the results of the calculations are dependent on different factors.

“I think both of them are right because they’re looking at it quite differently. If you look at what’s the actual factual situation regardless of their different manner of doing their calculations,” Karim said.
Professor Karim named three provinces contributing to the overall increase of national cases – the Free State, the Western Cape and the Northern Cape.

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Source: eNCA