The Gauteng Health Department warned on Friday that citizens should not become complacent as the number of Covid-19 cases in the province has increased slightly in the past two weeks.
In the past Week Gauteng is responsible for significantly more of the daily Covid-19 cases than any other province.
“Covid-19 is still in our midst and people should beware of complacency. As many people as possible need to be vaccinated to ensure that they are protected from serious illness, hospitalization or death in the event of contracting the coronavirus, “said department spokeswoman Kwara Kekana.
on Thursday signed SA on 585 new Covid-19 cases. Gauteng bore the brunt of the new cases with 372 confirmed infections. The hardest hit province was KwaZulu-Natal with 54 cases. The Western Cape followed at 40.
By November 18, a total of 4,280,025 people in the province had been vaccinated – 3,475,210 of them completely.
“The public is reminded that that those who received a two-dose vaccine must return for the second dose after 42 days, “said Kekana.
” Let’s continue safety measures like wearing a mask, following a safe one Practicing physical distance and regular hand washing with soap and water and ensuring good ventilation. “