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We are not in an alarming position, says Prof Karim

Published Oct 24, 2020

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CAPE TOWN - Professor Salim Abdool Karim says the increase of Covid-19 cases in the country are not yet alarming.

However, more emphasis should be put on protection and prevention in order to bring that trend back to normal.

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According to Prof Karim, co-director of the Covid ministerial advisory council, there are three provinces that are contributing to the overall increase of national cases.

The Free State, the Western Cape and the Northern Cape.

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“The Western Cape is showing the fastest increase in the number of cases. This means we have to be particularly vigilant, we have to re-emphasize the need for protection and prevention in three provinces. While there has been an increase of cases, there is no clear increase in the number of admission cases at hospitals,” Prof Karim told

ENCA

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While there has been a nine percent increase of Covid-19 infections across SA. Earlier this week Mkhize said more than 40 percent of the increase was in the Western Cape.

A number that the province disputes, it says their increases over a seven-day rolling average are just over 13.6-percent.

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