South Africa has seen an exponential rise in coronavirus cases, breaching the 10 000 mark of new daily infections. The total number of new Covid-19 cases recorded in 24 hours is 10 016, making this the single biggest increase since the country moved into the second wave. Statistics released by Health Minister, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, show that South Africa’s positivity rate has shot up to 21% and is far exceeding the acceptable rate of 10 %.