Increasing levels of COVID-19 infection among young people could lead South Africa to a full-fledged fifth wave.
This is the opinion of Professor Ramnik Ahluvalia, Chief Executive Officer of the Higher Health Organization, an organization that protects the health of students and youth.
After the Easter holidays, the country recorded a positive growth of about 25%.
Ahluvali connects growth with changes in behavior and easing of COVID-19 rules.
“South Africa is experiencing a significant leap, and there are factors that are causing this, and one of them is that we have just recently completed the holiday season at SA. Huge socialization with students, people coming back from work, it was time to be with family, and the holiday season brought great socialization. The winter season started much earlier than we expected, we saw weather changes, quite significant changes, and when the weather gets cold, people start walking indoors, and most of those events started happening, indoor events started happening. ”
On Sunday, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases reported 5,486 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of laboratory-confirmed cases to 3,841,388. Seven more deaths were also recorded, bringing the total death toll to 100,523.
24,675,963 tests were conducted in both the public and private sectors.
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