Brian Sokutu
Senior Print Journalist
2 minute read
19 Feb 2021
7:31 am

Covid cases, deaths expected to increase

Brian Sokutu

‘Emergence of variant strains likely contributes to phenomenon.’

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Covid-19 cases and fatalities – based on national testing statistics – are likely to increase compared to official estimates. This is according to the latest study released by the South African National Blood Service (SANBS) in collaboration with the Western Cape Blood Service. The findings followed last year’s participation of 4,858 blood donors from the Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) in the SANBS seroprevalence (the level of a pathogen in a population, measured in blood serum) study. ALSO READ: Scientists confirm discovery of UK Covid-19 variant in SA This to determine how many people had Sars-CoV-2...