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South Africa’s COVID-19 infections increase by 1,744

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The numbers of new infections and deaths continue to decline in South Africa. There have been 1,744 new COVID-19 cases that have been reported in South Africa in the last 24 hours.

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That brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 1,491,807. There have been 78 new coronavirus related deaths, taking the death toll to 47,899.

South Africa’s recovery rate now stands at 1,388,321 which represents a 93-per cent recovery rate with only just 55,587 active cases nationwide.

In other news – President Cyril Ramaphosa and Minister Zweli Mkhize in a tussle over Covid-19 vaccines

President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize allegedly tussled behind the scenes over where to procure which jabs, resulting in the country’s vaccine rollout programme being negatively affected and the procurement process being delayed.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

Sources say Mkhize preferred Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine while Ramaphosa and some members of the ministerial advisory committee on Covid-19, allegedly rallied against the Russians in favour of the Johnson & Johnson shots, the American multinational pharmaceutical company.  Learn more

Source: eNCA