Professor Salim Abdool Karim mentioned the demand for COVID-19 exams is dropping in South Africa.
The Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Group mentioned it’s not as a result of the well being division is doing much less testing, however as a result of variety of individuals in want of exams has decreased.
“If the proportion of exams which are optimistic can also be coming down then it doesn’t essentially imply you might be doing much less testing, you might be simply taking fewer instances of people who find themselves suspected of getting COVID-19,” he mentioned.
Karim additionally mentioned it labored to South Africa’s benefit that COVID-19 first broke out elsewhere on the planet.
He additional mentioned there have been developments in how the virus might be handled by the point it began spreading in South Africa.
The well being division reported 306 new COVID-19 associated deaths within the final 24 hours, pushing the dying toll to 9,604.
Over 8,000 new instances had been additionally confirmed in SA.
The vast majority of the brand new instances are from Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal.
SA’s restoration charge is now at 72%.
Watch the complete interview with Professor Salim Abdool Karim within the video above.
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