Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize announced on Wednesday that SA had recorded its highest number of deaths and new infections since the pandemic arrived on our shores in March last year.
A total of 844 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, along with 21,832 new cases.
It brings the total number of infections to 1,149,591.
There have also been 31,368 Covid-19 related deaths.
She added that when a new strain of Covid was discovered in SA last month, she “Realised it’s time to get serious” and cancelled all appearances to lockdown at home.
“If you go back home to sickly or elderly people steam when you get back. I added camphor, eucalyptus and tea tree oil. Also added crushed ginger & garlic.” said Pearl Thusi
During the first wave of infections in March last year, Pearl Thusi said she was grateful to be able to have space and resources to self-isolate safely.