Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni
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3 Aug 2020
11:13 am

WATCH: Glimmer of hope as more virus victims recover

Simnikiwe Hlatshaneni

The active case figures is calculated by taking the overall number of infections and then subtracting the numbers of people who have died and who have recovered.

MEC Bandile Masuku and Minister Zweli Mkhize visited Nasrec as part of monitoring state of readiness as COVID-19 cases increase in Gauteng and to support staff working during pandemic, 20 July 2020. Picture:Nigel Sibanda

There are glimmers of hope in the Covid catastrophe. In the past week alone, active cases countrywide have declined by 10%, while President Cyril Ramaphosa says the daily increase in infections appears to be stabilising, particularly in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Eastern Cape. Ramaphosa said yesterday: “While it may be too soon to draw firm conclusions, this suggests that the prevention measures that South Africans have implemented are having an effect.”Since 27 July (and not count-ing the figures from Saturday), the number of active Covid cases across the country declined by just under 18,000, from 170,537 to 152,676, or...