eThekwini waste water analysis suggests Covid-19 third wave is already in KZN

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Best friends Jean Fernlay (85) and Cherly Smith (72) from Sunnyside were among the hundreds that turned out to be vaccinated at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg at the start of the vaccine roll-out in KwaZulu-Natal.
Best friends Jean Fernlay (85) and Cherly Smith (72) from Sunnyside were among the hundreds that turned out to be vaccinated at the Royal Showgrounds in Pietermaritzburg at the start of the vaccine roll-out in KwaZulu-Natal.
Moeketsi Mamane

A research team at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) believes KwaZulu-Natal is already experiencing a third wave of Covid-19 infections.

Its finding contradict the stance of the KZN Department of Health, which is that the province has not yet crossed the resurgence line — yet.

Led by the award-winning Professor Faizal Bux, the Institute for Water and Wastewater Technology (IWWT), which plays a critical role in monitoring and tracking Covid-19 infection spread in Durban, believes the results of its SARS-CoV-2 wastewater surveillance are a cause for concern.

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