SA records 2 646 new COVID-19 cases, 86 deaths

21 November 2020, 9:50 PM
South Africa has recorded 2 646 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national positive total to 765 409. Gauteng still has for the most cases provincially, accounting for 30.4% (232 856) of total cases.
SA records 2 888 new coronavirus cases, 123 deaths 18 November 2020, 9:12 PM

South Africa has recorded 2 888 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 757 144.  In a statement, the Department of Health also reported 123 COVID-19 related deaths.

Athletes’ Village must be safest place in Tokyo, IOC official says 18 November 2020, 4:13 PM

The purpose-built Athletes' Village must be the safest place in Tokyo during next year's Olympics, a senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official said on Wednesday after meetings with the Tokyo 2020 organisers.

Pfizer ends COVID-19 trial with 95% efficacy 18 November 2020, 3:41 PM

Final results from Pfizer Inc's COVID-19 vaccine trial showed its shot had a 95% success rate and two months of safety data, paving the way for the drugmaker to apply for an emergency US authorization within days, it said on Wednesday.

SA records 1 987 new COVID-19 cases, 119 deaths reported on Tuesday 17 November 2020, 10:52 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 987 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to date to 754 256. The country has also recorded 119 new COVID-19 related fatalities on Tuesday.

US retail sales slow amid pandemic, lack of fiscal stimulus 17 November 2020, 9:03 PM

US retail sales increased less than expected in October and could slow further, restrained by spiraling new COVID-19 infections and declining household income as millions of unemployed Americans lose government financial support.

Russia says coronavirus mutations appearing in Siberia as deaths hit record daily high 17 November 2020, 12:35 PM

Mutations in the coronavirus are appearing in Siberia, the head of Russia's consumer health watchdog said on Tuesday, as the country reported a record daily high of 442 deaths from COVID-19.

Rugby players and management cautioned to practice strict COVID compliance measures 17 November 2020, 12:32 PM

Players and team management have been cautioned to practice strict COVID-compliance measures to minimise the risk of infection, following the third cancellation of a third Super Rugby Unlocked match.

Pandemic pushes EasyJet to annual loss of 1.27 bln stg 17 November 2020, 9:55 AM

EasyJet plunged to a 1.27 billion pound ($1.68 billion) loss in the 12 months to the end of September, showing the extent of the impact of the pandemic on the British low-cost airline.

Nearly 1 in 5 COVID-19 deaths in the African region linked to diabetes: WHO 17 November 2020, 9:08 AM

The World Health Organization has revealed that 18.3% of COVID-19 deaths in the African region are among people with diabetes, one of the conditions that global studies have found to increase the risk of severe illness and death among patients infected with the virus.

Quarantined Australia players in good spirits, says Carey 17 November 2020, 9:02 AM

Many of Australia's cricketers have not seen their families for months while playing under novel coronavirus protocols but they remain in good spirits as they prepare to meet India over the home summer, wicketkeeper Alex Carey said on Tuesday. 

Mkhize visits Port Elizabeth to address the rapid increase of COVID-19 infections 17 November 2020, 8:29 AM

Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize is expected in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday to address the rapid increase of COVID-19 infections in the province.

SA records 1 245 new COVID-19 cases, 73 deaths reported on Monday 16 November 2020, 11:24 PM

South Africa has recorded 1 245 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of cases to date to 752 269. The country has also recorded 73 new COVID-19 related fatalities on Monday.

US at the worst moment in the pandemic: Michigan Governor 16 November 2020, 8:22 PM

"We are at the worst moment of this pandemic to date."

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine stability eases distribution challenges 16 November 2020, 2:45 PM

Moderna Inc's experimental COVID-19 vaccine is more stable than expected at temperatures that ordinary refrigerators can provide and can be distributed using existing cold-chain shipping and storage infrastructure.

US COVID-19 cases cross 11 million as pandemic intensifies 16 November 2020, 10:39 AM

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States crossed the 11-million mark on Sunday reaching yet another grim milestone, according to a Reuters tally, as the third wave of COVID-19 infections surged across the country.

Shanghai to start testing ‘high-risk’ cold storage food imports for coronavirus 16 November 2020, 3:15 AM

Shanghai city government said all imports of what it called “high-risk” imported cold-storage food will need to be tested for coronavirus and have packaging disinfected before being stored or sold in the city.

Medical costs of discharged German COVID patients 50% above pre-admission levels: study 16 November 2020, 2:47 AM

Medical costs of German coronavirus (COVID-19) patients who have left hospitals are on average 50% higher than before they were admitted, data from a major insurer showed, a sign that even those who have recovered struggle to regain full health.

British PM Johnson is self-isolating after COVID-19 contact 16 November 2020, 12:25 AM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-isolating after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, his Downing Street office said on Sunday.

Mkhize says SA is not yet experiencing a second COVID-19 wave 15 November 2020, 9:38 PM

Health Minister Doctor Zweli Mkhize says he cannot say that South Africa is experiencing a second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Hamilton takes seventh title with Turkish triumph 15 November 2020, 9:37 PM

Britain's Lewis Hamilton shed tears of joy as he won a record-equalling seventh Formula One world championship in Turkey on Sunday and became the most successful driver in the sport's history.

VIDEO: Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize’s briefing on COVID-19 15 November 2020, 6:00 PM

The Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize, will brief the media on the country's COVID-19 response and readiness to deal with a possible resurgence.

Public to have free access to national parks from Monday 15 November 2020, 4:03 PM

South Africans will be granted free access to all national parks in the country as from Monday until Friday, 20 November.

W Cape laments flouting of COVID-19 protocols 15 November 2020, 1:37 PM

The Western Cape department of Health has expressed concern over the non-adherence to protective behaviour amongst some members of the public.

Germans should brace for 4-5 months of severe COVID-19 measures: Minister 15 November 2020, 12:06 PM

Germans should brace for another 4-5 months of severe measures to halt the rise in coronavirus infections and should not expect the current rules to be eased quickly, Economy Minister Peter Altmaier told weekly Bild am Sonntag.

Irish health chief concerned by unexpected rise in COVID-19 cases 15 November 2020, 4:47 AM

An unexpected 10% rise in the five-day moving average of new COVID-19 cases in Ireland threatens to reverse a recent sharp drop in the incidence rate of the disease to the third-lowest level in Europe, the country’s chief medical officer said on Saturday.

As US pandemic intensifies, North Dakota becomes 35th state to require masks 15 November 2020, 2:19 AM

North Dakota has become the 35th US state to require face coverings be worn in public, as governors across the country grapple with a surge in coronavirus infections that threatens to swamp their health care systems.

SA records 2 237 new COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths 15 November 2020, 12:36 AM

South Africa has recorded 2 237 new coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the past 24-hours. This brings the total number of cases to 749 182.

W Cape health concerned about non-adherence to COVID-19 protocols 14 November 2020, 7:20 PM

The Western Cape Health department has expressed concern over the non-adherence to protective behaviour amongst some members of the public.

Biden aide says no US-wide COVID lockdown planned as West Coast states advise against travel 14 November 2020, 7:51 AM

President-elect Joe Biden's top coronavirus adviser said on Friday there were no plans for a wholesale nationwide lockdown to curb the surging COVID-19 pandemic.

Gauteng matric learners who test positive for COVID-19 will be accommodated in Nasrec 14 November 2020, 5:30 AM

The Gauteng Education Department says matric learners that test positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) will be accommodated at the Nasrec field hospital south of Johannesburg to complete their National Senior Certificate examinations.