COVID-19 cases in South Africa increase to 7572

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Another big rise in COVID-19 cases in South Africa

The Department of Health has released the latest COVID-19 case numbers, which show that South Africa now has 7,572 coronavirus cases.

This is an increase of 352 cases over the last day and in line with the trend over the last week.
 

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in line with the trend over the last week
Translation: Far higher than the threshold for a reduction to Level 3 lockdown, so don't get your hopes up for the foreseeable future...
 

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Is the WC in for a much longer ride or are they just doing more testing?
Well the only two provinces who seem to have released statistics are the Western Cape and Gauteng. While Gauteng has done more testing overall, the Western Cape has done nearly double public sector tests (47751 for WC vs 26000 for Gauteng). Given that poor communities have a higher number of cases than in wealthy communities, it appears the WC is doing a better job.
 

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Well the only two provinces who seem to have released statistics are the Western Cape and Gauteng. While Gauteng has done more testing overall, the Western Cape has done nearly double public sector tests (47751 for WC vs 26000 for Gauteng). Given that poor communities have a higher number of cases than in wealthy communities, it appears the WC is doing a better job.
Agreed. The public sector tests are mainly from the screening teams who go to areas which analysis indicates could be problematic, so they are theoretically closer to the emerging truth.

However the confirmation of that should come out soon when hospital admissions show where the cases around the country actually were, as long as cases are correctly classified as covid-19.
 

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Is the WC in for a much longer ride or are they just doing more testing?
Looks like WC is definitely doing more testing according to https://health.hydra.africa/#/
Well the only two provinces who seem to have released statistics are the Western Cape and Gauteng. While Gauteng has done more testing overall, the Western Cape has done nearly double public sector tests (47751 for WC vs 26000 for Gauteng). Given that poor communities have a higher number of cases than in wealthy communities, it appears the WC is doing a better job.
Along with WC and Gauteng, there's now stats for EC and North West according to the above website.
 

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The number of tests conducted (per day) has now dropped for has dropped for two consecutive days.

So much for the 30 000 to 35 000 the National Health Laboratory Services said it had the capacity to do by the end of April.
 

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The number of tests conducted (per day) has now dropped for has dropped for two consecutive days.

So much for the 30 000 to 35 000 the National Health Laboratory Services said it had the capacity to do by the end of April.
There is still a significant shortfall of test kits:
 

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I think that this problem has literally united all countries and the whole world, which means that a solution will be found in the shortest possible time (as soon as possible). Of course it is not easy to deal with it, but on the other hand it is quite real.
 

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A lot depends on people because from what I see, not everybody observes quarantine conditions and various restrictions in general, although that is what our security and the speed of virus spread depends on.
This is a situation where your stay at home can be a decisive event, LOL...
 

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A lot depends on people because from what I see, not everybody observes quarantine conditions and various restrictions in general, although that is what our security and the speed of virus spread depends on.
This is a situation where your stay at home can be a decisive event, LOL...
You are right. There are too many people in denial still. I hope it doesn't take youtube videos of ICU wards, ambulance sirens and having friends and relatives admitted to swing behaviour
 
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