South Africa is seeing a dramatic rise in COVID-19 cases and bracing for increased hospitalizations and deaths, said the country’s health minister Zweli Mkhize. … South Africa’s new wave is likely to spike so quickly that it could overwhelm hospital capacities in some regions, he warned. South Africa’s surge highlights that a new wave of the disease is sweeping across Africa, John Nkengasong, the head of the Africa CDC, said Thursday.