Jun 13, 2021

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COVID-19 WRAP | SA records more than 120 Covid-19 deaths as cases spike

10. June 2021 – 20:09

The findings from HIV became the mainstay of our Covid-19 response: Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane

Die Acting Minister of Health Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane said SA had used the knowledge gained in the fight against the HIV / AIDS pandemic to act quickly and decisively in dealing with Covid-19.

She gave the statement during a United Nations General Assembly high-level online meeting on HIV / AIDS Thursday evening.

The meeting included recommendations to guide and monitor the HIV / AIDS response beyond 2021, including new specific commitments to accelerate action End of the pandemic by 2030.

10. June 2021 – 20:04

Almost 9,150 new Covid-19 cases registered in 24 hours in South Africa as the third wave begins

SA recorded 9,149 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, according to figures released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) on Thursday.

There were also 127 Covid-19 hospitals in Athens reported in the last 24 hours, according to NICD figures.

Gauteng again made up the majority of new cases – 5,597 or 61%. < / p>

10. June 2021 – 16:17

Gauteng Health Department concerned about the increase in new Covid-19 cases

The Gauteng Health Department is concerned about the alarming spike in new Covid-19 cases in the province.

On Wednesday, 8,881 Covid-19 cases were recorded across SA, with Gauteng accounting for 5,111 of them – 58% of the total.

Of these new cases, according to the ministry, most were recorded in the Tshwane and Johannesburg subdistricts.

10. June 2021 – 3:20 pm

Malema Says Local Elections Should Be Postponed To Save Lives

The Government Decision That Driving forward fifth local elections later this year during a global pandemic was a ruthless year that would culminate in an avalanche of Covid-19 super-spreader events s.

This is why the EFF urged the Electoral Commission (IEC ) to stop all election-related activities. This was the view of EFF leader Julius Malemad at a media briefing on Thursday.

“We repeat our appeal, even though we ourselves are ready to postpone the 2021 elections in order to save millions of lives. The duty to sustain life is the highest duty. People have to be alive before they can vote and be elected. ”

Malema said his party ideally wanted the elections to be postponed to 2024, the Covid-19 pandemic.

10. June 2021 – 12:22 pm

Western Cape officially enters its third wave of Covid-19, says Premier

The Western Cape officially enters a third wave of Covid-19 infections.

The province has not yet fully passed the threshold of the technical definition, but Prime Minister Alan Winde said on Thursday that the number of cases is increasing week by week by 31%.

“The Western Cape is now entering its third wave because of this sustained rise – and that is very worrying,” he said.

10. June 2021 – 11:30 am

SA will likely be hit by a “small” fourth wave in December, says Prof. Salim Abdool Karim

While SA has not yet reached the threshold for a third Covid-19 wave, Pro f Salim Abdool Karim believes the country will likely be hit by a “small” fourth wave in December due to the speed of vaccine adoption.

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Abdool Karim, who, spoke to Bhekisisa on Wednesday and predicted that Covid-19 variants would be a major challenge for SA for the rest of this year.

< He believes that the 501Y.V2 variant first discovered in the Eastern Cape may remain dominant and that it was "more frightening" than the B.1.1.7 first discovered in the UK and the B. 1.617.2.

10. June 2021 – 10:21 am

The Cape Town Convention Center is going from a field hospital to a mass vaccination station

A few months ago, the Covid-19 field hospital was packed full , and within a few weeks the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC) will be a mass vaccination center capable of delivering 4,000 vaccinations per day.

A statement from Western Cape Prime Minister Alan Winde and Cape Town Mayor Dan. on Thursday Plato said the center would open within three or four weeks.

Winde said, “A little over a year ago, our teams worked quickly and efficiently to move the CTICC into the first major field hospital in the Western Cape, our Hospital of Hope to convert. and it became a healing place for thousands of residents who received life-saving treatment there.

10. June 2021 – 7:15 a.m.

India has the world’s highest daily Covid-19 deaths after the state has revised the numbers

India reported the world’s highest death toll in one day from COVID-19 on Thursday at 6,148 after a major eastern state revised its numbers to include people who are succumbing to the disease at home or in private hospitals.

India’s total COVID-19 cases now stand at 29.2 million, after rising 94,052 in the last 24 hours , while the total death toll is 359,676 according to the Ministry of Health.

-REUTERS