PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS EXCESS RESPIRATORY ENCOUNTERS
This report is based on data collected up to 1 May 2022 (week 17 of 2022).
- Respiratory hospital admissions and COVID-19 admissions are increasing in Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Gauteng and Free State. In Limpopo and Northwest respiratory and COVID-19 admissions remain stable but numbers are low. In children aged 0-4 years admissions are decreasing slightly from the very high levels seen in previously weeks (likely related to RSV circulation). In all other age groups respiratory consultations are increasing along with rates of COVID-19 admissions.
- Respiratory general practitioner visits are relatively stable in all provinces and age groups.
- Respiratory emergency department consultations have been increasing in all provinces and age groups. COVID-19 emergency department consultations have been increasing in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces, as well as all age groups.