A child skips with a rope outside shacks in the Katlehong Township near Johannesburg. Studies suggest South Africans may have developed immunity to coronavirus. Picture: AP PhotoA child skips with a rope outside shacks in the Katlehong Township near Johannesburg. Studies suggest South Africans may have developed immunity to coronavirus. Picture: AP Photo
A child skips with a rope outside shacks in the Katlehong Township near Johannesburg. Studies suggest South Africans may have developed immunity to coronavirus. Picture: AP Photo

Twelve million South Africans ‘probably’ had coronavirus but low death rate suggests immunity

  • More than 20 per cent of South Africa’s population of 58 million has had the virus at some point, says health minister
  • Experts suggest that Africa’s most developed economy may be approaching herd immunity

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A child skips with a rope outside shacks in the Katlehong Township near Johannesburg. Studies suggest South Africans may have developed immunity to coronavirus. Picture: AP PhotoA child skips with a rope outside shacks in the Katlehong Township near Johannesburg. Studies suggest South Africans may have developed immunity to coronavirus. Picture: AP Photo
A child skips with a rope outside shacks in the Katlehong Township near Johannesburg. Studies suggest South Africans may have developed immunity to coronavirus. Picture: AP Photo
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