Here we go again: the fifth wave

It looks like the fifth wave might be here slightly earlier than was predicted. So early days (literally), but things are certainly beginning to tick over a bit more quickly…

Wastewater being those poo studies we mentioned a long while back, test positivity being this:

Reading backwards, i.e. most recent data on the left. (Otherwise it would be looking great!)
And Gauteng numbers are looking like this:

We’re certainly not there yet (we’d need a 20% week-on-week change in positivity for it to be classed as a “resurgence”) and the Western Cape is currently recording an increase of just under 10% for that figure. But this is how every other wave has begun, so why should we expect anything different this time?

Watch this space.