WEEKLY RESPIRATORY PATHOGENS SURVEILLANCE REPORT WEEK
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) activity continues in all provinces but 2021 RSV season has not started yet.
- One influenza A(H3N2) was detected in week 9 of 2021 from pneumonia surveillance sentinel site in Western Cape and five influenza B (Victoria) cases were detected in week 15 and 16 from ILI and SRI sentinel site in KwaZulu-Natal. Influenza season has not started.
- From 2 March 2020 to 02 May 2021, a total of 1 260 COVID-19 cases were detected from all surveillance programmes. Number of new cases detected in the current reporting week declined in influenza-like illness (ILI), whereas in pneumonia surveillance programme an increase was noticed compared to previous week. Of the 915 hospitalised COVID-19 cases reported with available data on outcome, 128 (14%) died.