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3 Aug 2020
6:51 am

Enjoy a rare moment of Covid-19 hope


As President Cyril Ramaphosa pointed out, it is too early to roll out the vuvuzelas of celebration and, indeed, there might be those in the government who would accuse us of sparking reckless behaviour from people who might think the worst is over.

A graph depicting the number of active Covid-19 cases in South Africa. Graphic: Costa Mokola

There is, finally, a glimmer of hope at the end of the awful Covid-19 tunnel: as we report today, the number of active cases across the country has declined by 10% over the past week. Although the total number of confirmed Covid cases has now passed the 500 000 mark and deaths are still at high levels, the reality is that recovery numbers are also increasing, to the point where now almost 70% of those who have been infected by the coronavirus have recovered. That number will only get higher with time. As President Cyril Ramaphosa pointed out, it is...