SA technically enters third wave with 9 149 new Covid-19 cases identified

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.



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