WEEKLY PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS EPIDEMIC THRESHOLD
The report is based on data collected from 5 March to 22 November 2020 (week 47 of 2020).
- The Eastern Cape has shown a sharp increase in the proportion of inpatient and emergency department consultations for respiratory disease or suspected COVID-19 in the past four weeks.
- Inpatients consultations in the Western Cape has increased over the past two weeks reaching very high threshold.
- The proportion of emergency department consultations coded as confirmed COVID-19 (out of suspected) has increased from 40% to 85% in the past weeks, however overall numbers of respiratory consultations are substantially below the levels seen before the national lockdown.