Cape Town, South Africa - South Africa has recorded a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections, the highest rate in three months, raising concerns about a possible larger surge in the disease. South Africa's National Health Department reported 4,406 new COVID-19 cases in a 24-hour period ending Thursday.
Fintech Zoom – European stock markets are expected to open marginally higher Thursday, continuing the global rally amid growing confidence that the global economic recovery will survive the surge of Omicron variant cases. At 2 AM ET (0705 GMT), the DAX futures contract in Germany traded largely flat, CAC 40 futures in France climbed 0.4% and the FTSE 100 futures contract in the UK.
It has scaled back contact-tracing and requirements for people to self-isolate Contact tracing efforts will be scrapped apart from in specific scenarios Sibongiseni Dhlomo said the move was ‘based on advice from our scientists' South Africa has scaled back contact-tracing and requirements for people to self-isolate as it moves towards living with Covid rather than trying to contain it.
Early data from Scotland suggests the Omicron variant is less likely to result in hospitalisations compared to the Delta variant, according to the latest research from the University of Edinburgh. It associates Omicron with a two-thirds reduction in hospitalisation risk, and argues the booster jab offers substantial additional protection against the risk of symptomatic COVID-19 from Omicron.
Researchers in Scotland suggest omicron is associated with a two-thirds reduction in the risk of hospitalization when compared with the earlier variant, though omicron was 10 times more likely than delta to infect people who’d already had COVID. (Bloomberg) — Infection with the omicron variant of COVID-19 may be less likely to land patients in the hospital than cases involving The Delta strain, according to a trio of studies of preliminary data.
Omicron continues to fade in ground zero South Africa as Covid cases fall for the FOURTH day in a row and hospital admissions rise by just 5% in a week
15,424 new Covid cases recorded in South Africa, down by a third in a week And test positivity — which has been trending downwards — dropped to 28% Hospitalisations reached highest level in Omicron wave and deaths jumped 45% Daily Covid cases in South Africa have fallen for the fourth day in a row as Omicron continues to fade in the variant's epicentre.
Omicron Covid cases in South African ground zero 'peaked on 6 December' - three weeks after start of wave - but they are still rising in rest of the country
Cases of the Omicron variant reached a peak on December 6 in Gauteng There were 20,713 new cases of Covid-19 in South Africa under latest figures Charts show cases are falling in Gauteng while rising elsewhere in the country Omicron cases in the South African ground zero peaked on December 6 but are still rising in the rest of the country.
One public health specialist said that the number of people requiring oxygen seemed to be lower than previous waves Fewer people have died or required hospital treatment from omicron in South Africa than in previous waves despite record new infections across the country, health officials said on Friday. “The hospitalisations are not increasing at such a dramatic rate,” Michelle Groome, of the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), said.
Covid chaos in South Africa as country finds 19,000 unrecorded cases making a record 37,000 new infections added today and leaving public clueless as to whether Omicron wave has peaked or not - and even the PRESIDENT has tested positive
The National Institute for Communicable Diseases revealed the mix-up today South Africa confirmed 18,035 new cases of Covid in the past 24 hours But the total was bumped up to more than 37,000 including retrospective cases The NICD blamed the gaffe on 'IT challenges' and warned of more positive tests