The outbreak of Wuhan pneumonia (novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19) in South Africa has not slowed down and is currently fighting a third wave of outbreaks. According to experts, the Indian variant of the strain “Delta” has dominated the infection in South Africa.
Reuters reports that South Africa is the country hardest hit by the epidemic in terms of the number of confirmed cases and deaths, accounting for about one-third of the total number of confirmed cases and more than 40 percent of the deaths in Africa. Now hit by a third wave of the epidemic, the number of confirmed cases on Friday exceeded 18,000.
Professor Tulio de Oliveira of the University of KwaZulu-Natal said the second wave of the outbreak in South Africa was originally caused by the South African variant of the virus “Beta The second outbreak in South Africa was originally caused by the South African variant of the virus “Beta”, but now it is the “Delta” virus that is dominating the new wave of infections and is more infectious than “Beta”.
South Africa’s Acting Health Minister Kubayi (Mmamoloko Kubayi) said that in the second wave of the outbreak in January, the average number of new confirmed cases per day exceeded 21,000, while the third wave of the outbreak now, the peak value may surpass the second wave of the outbreak.