Experts | Health

SA health experts have identified a new lineage of SARS-CoV-2: Here’s what’s known so far

Many were concerned when, recently, a group of South African health experts and scientists reported a new coronavirus variant that has a “concerning number of mutations.” Called C.1.2, the variant was first identified in May in Mpumalanga and Gauteng. Since then, it has been found in a number of other countries, according to Bloomberg. Below,…

Experts say Gauteng has yet to see the worst, third wave peak a week out
Experts | Gauteng

Experts say Gauteng has yet to see the worst, third wave peak a week out

(Bloomberg) – South Africa’s economic hub of Gauteng, which includes the cities of Johannesburg and Pretoria, is expected to hit the peak of a third wave of Covid-19 infections in the first week of July, according to modelling prepared for the provincial government. While an unexpected surge to a record 10,870 daily infections on Wednesday…