Hospitals in many parts of South Africa are extremely stretched as the country battles a new Covid-19 variant. Photo: Reuters Hospitals in many parts of South Africa are extremely stretched as the country battles a new Covid-19 variant. Photo: Reuters
Hospitals in many parts of South Africa are extremely stretched as the country battles a new Covid-19 variant. Photo: Reuters

South Africa’s coronavirus variant fuels spike in cases, stretches hospitals

  • A record number of 14,305 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, with the country’s outbreak showing no signs of slowing down
  • Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said there is no evidence that the South African variant, 501. V2, is more infectious than the UK strain

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hospitals in many parts of South Africa are extremely stretched as the country battles a new Covid-19 variant. Photo: Reuters Hospitals in many parts of South Africa are extremely stretched as the country battles a new Covid-19 variant. Photo: Reuters
Hospitals in many parts of South Africa are extremely stretched as the country battles a new Covid-19 variant. Photo: Reuters
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