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FS sees drop in active cases

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The number of active Covid-19 cases in the Free State has decreased significantly in the past three weeks.

The province’s drop in active cases – from 8 134 to 3 677 – is partly attributed to the comparatively lower infection rate in the first weeks of October.

By Tuesday (12/10), the Free State’s total number of cases since the onset of the pandemic stood at 162 340.

Altogether 151 835 people in the province have recovered, while 6 828 have lost their lives due to the virus.

Government recently stepped up the vaccination campaign aimed at fighting the spread of Covid-19, and its first “Vuma Vaccination Weekend” took place from 1 to 3 October.

The goal of this weekend vaccination drive is to afford more people the opportunity to get the jab outside working hours.

Active cases in the country’s provinces are as follows:

) KwaZulu-Natal: 15 366

  • Northern Cape: 4 406
  • Western Cape: 3 878
  • Free State: 3 677
  • North West: 1 255
  • Limpopo: 1 128
  • Gauteng: 1 095
  • Eastern Cape: 993
  • Mpumalanga: 408

The Free State’s total number of cases since the onset of the pandemic stood at 162 340

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