According to Dr Ridhwaan Suliman, a senior researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Gauteng has become the epicentre of Covid-19 as the province recorded 8 400 cases, its highest number of increases per day since epidemiologists first detected infections in SA, reported Daily Maverick (20 June 2021).  This is 21% higher than the previous peak in January 2021. Hospitals in the province

had admitted 5 700 people by the end of last week - a sign of severe illness as patients are hospitalised

only when they are in a serious condition. Intensive care units (ICUs) are bulging, said Professor Francois Venter of the Ezintsha unit at Wits University. About one in four patients are so seriously

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