Jan 25, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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SA could be out of Covid-19 fourth wave within 10 or 11 days, says Prof Adrian Puren

SA could have left the fourth wave of Covid-19 within 10 or 11 days.

This is what the acting executive director of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, Prof. Adrian Puren, says.

Speaking to Jacaranda FM, Puren said that the fourth wave trajectory is declining in most provinces and he hoped it would continue, especially as schools reopen and people return to their home provinces.

“We hope that overall the course will continue to decline, and this is indicated by the number of new infections compared to hospital admissions and deaths,” said Puren.

“I think this particular one Image is currently promising and will continue to help us get out of this fourth resurgence. “

Last month before the curfew was lifted, the Presidency said the culmination of the fourth wave of Covid- 19, which was driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant, has subsided at the national level.

The cases were said to be in all provinces except the Western Cape and. declined Eastern Cape.

“All indicators suggest that the country may have passed the peak of the fourth wave nationally,” the presidency said at the time.

Prime Minister said on Monday Alan Winde said the Western Cape has passed the peak of its fourth wave of Covid-19 but is not out yet.

“Our province has passed the peak of the fourth wave, but we are not out yet just. We currently see an average of 2,200 new cases of Covid-19 every day, and while the number is falling we must all do our bit. achieve new cases per day based on the seven-day moving average for the province that left the fourth wave, “said Winds.