PRIVATE CONSULTATIONS EXCESS RESPIRATORY ENCOUNTERS
The report is based on data collected from 5 March 2020 up to 19 September (week 37 of 2021).
- Respiratory admissions have decreased in all provinces but have increased in children aged ≤ 19 years. COVID-19 admissions have decreased in all provinces and age groups.
- In recent weeks, respiratory and COVID-19 general practitioner visits have decreased in all provinces and those aged 20 years and above. Respiratory general practitioner visits have increased in children aged 0 – 19 years.
- Outpatient emergency department respiratory and COVID-19 consultations have decreased in all provinces. Respiratory and COVID-19 consultations among children aged 0 – 4 years have slightly increased while those in the other age groups have decreased.