Coronavirus Information on COVID-19

Information on COVID-19
For the latest information on Covid-19 you can join the official South African government Covid-19 WhatsApp group. Save the number, 060 012 3456 on your WhatsApp contact list and then say 'Hi' to be added to the group. You will receive a welcome notification and can then select from the menu what type of information you would like.

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Official South African statistics from the Government on COVID-19

Updated daily at 08:00
COVID-19 tests completed
22 077 649
Positives cases
3 585 888     
Recoveries
3 418 123
Deaths
94 397     
The Impact of the COVID-19 Vaccine

As the wave caused by the Delta variant spreads around the world we can now evaluate the positive impact of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign that was initiated in January 2020 in many countries. Now that 48.7% of the world population have been vaccinated, here is what studies tell us about the COVID vaccine.

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COVID-19 vaccinations

South Africa is in the process of rolling out its national COVID-19 vaccine programme, which aims to vaccinate over 40 million South Africans over three phases. This key intervention is meant to mitigate the public health and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Netcare has also set up vaccination sites in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban to help assist with the rollout and are urging everyone eligible for vaccinations to use this opportunity to help protect themselves, their loved ones and others.

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Busting vaccine myths

Many instances of misinformation have been recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic and myths about vaccines and the COVID-19 vaccine abound.

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Understanding the importance of vaccinations

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Family Connect Line

Stay informed on how your loved one hospitalised with Netcare is doing. With current restrictions in place, this service enables patients’ next-of-kin to receive regular updates, and even further support if needed, from a hospital representative or social worker.

Call Centre Operating hours:

  • Mon – Fri 08:00 to 17:00

Email address: Family.Connect@netcare.co.za

  • Outside of call centre operating hours
  • For residents residing outside South Africa

Please call us on 0800 111 266

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NICD information on the novel Coronavirus

For more information on the novel coronavirus contact the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) toll free number for the public, 0800 029 999, during their operating hours, Monday to Friday from 08:00 – 16:00.

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