PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS EXCESS RESPIRATORY ENCOUNTERS
This report is based on data collected from 5 March 2020 up to 13 June 2021 (week 23 of 2021).
- Respiratory admissions have increased in the Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, Limpopo and North West provinces exceeding projected numbers in recent weeks, with a rise in age groups ≥5 years, and COVID-19 admissions in adults ≥20 years have been increasing
- In the past few weeks, COVID-19 consultations have increased in all age groups and provinces.
- Outpatient emergency department respiratory and COVID-19 consultations in recent weeks have increased in Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Western Cape, as well as in adults aged ≥20 years overall.