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South Africa Pulls Through Omicron Wave Without Jump in Death Rate
As the United States sees the highest case numbers ever since the global pandemic began, South Africa offers some hope. While the nation endured a fourth wave of COVID-19 with the highly transmissible Omicron variant—which sent case numbers surging—the number of deaths remained steady. The number of new COVID-19 cases in South Africa has dropped by 30% over the past week. The Omicron phase lasted approximately 6 weeks, with the number of cases peaking at 4 weeks, followed by a steady decline in case numbers over the past 2 weeks. Click here to read more.