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
19 529 031
Positives cases
2 976 613
2 850 142
89 871
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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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. Residents outside of South Africa can email

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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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