COVID-19: 1,366 new cases, 62 more deaths

The Health Department confirmed 1,366 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa. A total of 62 more deaths takes SA’s death toll to 53,173. The country’s recovery rate is at 95 percent.   COVID-19 recoveries are at 1,480,632. As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is 1 554 975 the total number of […]

106 extortion cases opened in CT since January, says Bheki Cele

Police Minister Bheki Cele on Thursday said 106 extortion cases had been opened in Cape Town since January. Concerns around extortion across communities grew last year and an extortion priority committee was established. It includes the police, the Western Cape Department of Community Safety, and the City of Cape Town. Cele said when concern was […]

COVID-19: 756 new cases, 79 more deaths

The Department of Health has reported 756 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa. A total of 79 more COVID-19 related deaths take SA’s death toll to 53,111. The department has also reported 1,479,821 recoveries, keeping the country’s recovery rate at 95 percent. #COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 07 April. Use the COVID Alert SA […]

437 new COVID-19 cases, 37 more deaths

The Health Department reported 437 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa. SA’s death toll is at 53,032 after 37 more COVID-19 related deaths were confirmed. SA’s recovery rate stands at 95 percent. The department says the total number of SA’s COVID-19 recoveries are 1,478,820. As of today, the total number of confirmed #COVID19 cases is […]

COVID-19: 452 new cases, 8 more deaths

The Health Department reported eight more COVID-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, taking South Africa’s death toll to 52,995. A total of 452 new COVID-19 infections were confirmed. The country’s recovery rate stands at 95 percent, with a total of 1,478,088 recoveries. #COVID19 Statistics in SA as at 05 April. Use the COVID […]

WC Health Dept concerned by rising trauma cases that come with lifting of booze ban

The Western Cape Health Department is concerned that trauma cases are climbing. The sale of alcohol for off-site consumption is prohibited for the Easter Long Weekend, while on-site sales at restaurants, shebeens, and bars will be allowed, according to licensing conditions, up until 11 pm. The health department said with each lifting of alcohol regulations, […]

COVID-19: 1,273 new cases, 49 deaths

The Health Department reported 1,273 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours. Sadly, 49 more people have died due to COVID-19 complications. South Africa’s death toll is at 52,946. SA’s recovery rate is at 95%. As the Easter weekend kicks off, KwaZulu-Natal remains the province with the highest number of active cases at 5 […]

WC health authorities observe spike in alcohol-related trauma cases

With the second wave of COVID-19 behind the Western Cape now, there has been a significant decrease in new cases, hospitalisations and deaths. Health authorities have noted an increase in trauma cases, most of them alcohol-related. Every time there is a relaxation of alcohol restrictions, trauma cases increase – sometimes by more than 100 percent […]

COVID-19: 1,294 new cases, 51 more deaths

The Department of Health reported 1,294 new COVID-19 cases in South Africa. A total of 51 more people have died, taking the death toll to 52,897. SA’s COVID-19 recovery rate is at 95 percent. A total of 269,102 vaccines have been administered to date. The government is urging people to continue to follow precautionary measures. […]

eThekwini records highest number of TB cases in KZN

Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu says KwaZulu-Natal is the epicentre of South Africa’s tuberculosis (TB) epidemic. Simelane-Zulu said South Africa is one of 14 countries that have an exceptionally high burden of susceptible TB, TB and HIV co-infection and multidrug-resistant (MDR) TB according to the World Health Organization (WHO). She said eThekwini had the highest number […]