Johannesburg – South Africa has technically entered the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic today as the national seven-day moving average incidence (5 959 cases) now exceeds the new wave threshold as defined by the Ministerial Advisory Committee (MAC).
The MAC advisory defined the new wave seven-day moving average threshold as 30% of the peak incidence of the previous wave.
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), a division of the National Health Laboratory Service, reported that 9 149 new Covid-19 cases have been identified in South Africa, which represents a 15.7% positivity testing rate.
This brings the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 1 722 086.
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 58 322 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 9 149 new cases, which represents a 15.7% positivity rate. A further 100 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 57 410 to date. Read more: https://t.co/NDCvKvhk0U pic.twitter.com/ihfV9mBwnu
— NICD (@nicd_sa) June 10, 2021
— Department of Health (@HealthZA) June 10, 2021
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