WEEKLY RESPIRATORY PATHOGENS SURVEILLANCE REPORT WEEK
- The respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) detections breached the low threshold in week 39 (week starting 21 September) as determined by Moving Epidemic Method (MEM). RSV activity dropped to below threshold in week 44 and increased again to low activity from week 47 to date.
- The 2020 influenza season has not yet started. Only one detection of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 has been made in week 24 (week starting 8 June 2020), since the localised outbreak of influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 and to a lesser extent influenza B(Victoria) in the Western Cape Province, in the first three months of the year.
- To date, 689 COVID-19 cases have been detected from all surveillance programmes. Of the 487 hospitalised COVID-19 cases with available data on outcome, 62 (13%) died.