Covid-19: A crisis out there

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Patients being monitored for Covid-19 symptoms in a dusty tent next to the Helen Joseph State Hospital in Johannesburg before being allowed to enter the hospital. Photo: Deon Raath
Patients being monitored for Covid-19 symptoms in a dusty tent next to the Helen Joseph State Hospital in Johannesburg before being allowed to enter the hospital. Photo: Deon Raath

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On average, 6 044 new cases were reported daily this past week – more than the weekly average during the peaks of the second wave (5 291) and the first wave (5 386), according to figures from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD).

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