As of Monday, SA has recorded 589,886 Covid-19 cases, 11,982 deaths and 477,671 recoveries.
Last month, SowetanLIVE reported that Abdool Karim said SA will be over the worst by October and November.
He warned that South Africans should not let their guard down.
“We need to focus on ensuring we are not complacent and that we continue with the important measures we have become quite good at, mostly washing our hands, social distancing and wearing our masks”.
In his latest newsletter, President Cyril Ramaphosa warned South Africans not to be excited about level 2, saying the country was still at risk of seeing a resurgence of Covid-19 infections, which would mean a hard lockdown might be reintroduced.
“It may be that we are now permitted to meet friends and family, to visit entertainment venues, to travel for leisure and to consume alcohol in restaurants, bars and taverns. But as the adage goes, just because you can, doesn’t mean you should,” said Ramaphosa.