Winter of discontent ebbs as COVID-19 cases fall

Hot spot: 
Sir Ketumile Teaching Hospital is the country’s premier referral centre for COVID-19. The hospital reached full capacity last July when Delta drove cases to a peak PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
Hot spot: Sir Ketumile Teaching Hospital is the country’s premier referral centre for COVID-19. The hospital reached full capacity last July when Delta drove cases to a peak PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Health authorities are increasingly confident that the fifth wave of COVID-19 is easing, soothing fears that the country could witness a repeat of the horrors of last year’s winter when nearly 70,000 cases and 800 deaths were recorded in just two months. Staff Writer, MBONGENI MGUNI reports

Experts in the Ministry of Health believe the country has seen the worst of the fifth wave of COVID-19, which manifested in late May causing cases to exponentially rise in recent weeks.

In the week from 19 to June 25, the country recorded 2,351 cases, down from 3,718 cases between June 12 and 18 and considerably lower than numbers of 4,000 and above for the preceding weeks dating back to the end of May when the latest wave began.

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Tighten the law on drug dealers

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