Omicron wave hits South Africa as 20,000 new COVID-19 cases & 36 deaths reported in last 24 hours

COVID-19 cases in Omicron-hit South Africa more than double within a week as it reports around 20,000 new cases and 36 COVID-related deaths in the last 24 hours. However, it is still early to determine how many of these cases are because of the Omicron variant.