WEEKLY RESPIRATORY PATHOGENS SURVEILLANCE REPORT WEEK
- Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) activity remains below seasonal threshold in both influenza-like illness (ILI) and pneumonia surveillance programmes.
- One new case of influenza from Gauteng was detected in week 28. To date, 54 influenza cases have been detected from Gauteng, Western Cape, North West, Eastern Cape, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal sentinel surveillance sites. The influenza season has not started.
- From 2 March 2020 to 18 July 2021, a total of 1 973 COVID-19 cases were detected from all surveillance programmes. An increase in detection rate has been noted in both ILI programme and pneumonia surveillance in this reporting week compared to previous week. Of the 1 283 hospitalised COVID-19 cases reported with available data on outcome, 192 (15%) died.