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KZN records fewer than 50 new Covid-19 cases

A woman gets vaccinated during the Vooma Vaccination Weekend campaign in Port Shepstone, under Ugu District Municipality on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Facebook/KZN Department of Health

A woman gets vaccinated during the Vooma Vaccination Weekend campaign in Port Shepstone, under Ugu District Municipality on the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal. Picture: Facebook/KZN Department of Health

Published Nov 17, 2021

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KwaZulu-Natal has been recording fewer than 50 new Covid-19 daily cases since November 9, last Tuesday.

The province has gone as low as 17 new Covid-19 cases and that was on Tuesday, November 16.

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Since November 9, the highest number of new Covid-19 daily cases was 42 new cases on November 11 and 12.

Since the start of November, statistics for Covid-19-related deaths have declined. On some days no deaths are recorded.

Meanwhile, over the weekend the Vooma Vaccination drive hit the KZN South Coast.

Minister in the Presidency Mondli Gungubele and KZN Premier Sihle Zikalala, KZN Health MEC Nomagugu Simelane and KZN Social Development MEC Nonhlanhla Khoza, who is also Ugu District Municipality MEC Champion, led the Vooma Vaccination Weekend campaign in Port Shepstone under Ugu District Municipality.

Also present were faith-based organisation leaders and traditional leaders.

The KZN Health Department said the delegation encouraged citizens to get vaccinated so that they can give their bodies the ability to fight possible Covid-19 infection, especially ahead of the anticipated fourth wave.

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The delegation did a walkabout and visited various areas in Port Shepstone, such as the Port Shepstone Taxi Rank Covid-19 pop-up vaccination site, Robinson Street and Gamalakhe TVET College, and concluded with a door-to-door –"siyabakhipha ezindlini" – walkabout during which they encouraged people to get vaccinated, while others were vaccinated by nurses through a mobile health-care vehicle in the Qinabout area in Gamalakhe township.

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