By Antony Sguazzin
May 12, 2021, 9:26 PM
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Cases are rising fastest in the Northern Cape and Gauteng provinces, the department said in a statement on Wednesday. While deaths rose 18% in the week the number of hospitalizations has not increased, it said.
“We have not yet hit the third wave however we are at risk,” the department said.
South Africa is the worst-affected nation on the continent by the coronavirus, with about 1.6 million infections and 55,000 deaths.