WEEKLY HOSPITAL SURVEILLANCE (DATCOV) UPDATE

This report summarises data from COVID-19 cases admitted to sentinel hospital surveillance sites in all provinces. The report is based on data collected from 5 March 2020 up to 25 June 2022 (week 25 of 2022).

Key highlights:

  • There was a 41% decrease in the number of new admissions in week 25 2022 (558) compared to the number of admissions in week 24 2022 (948). Delays in reporting of admissions and deaths may affect the numbers reported in the most recent week.
  • Gauteng had the highest number of admissions in the past week (180/558, 32.2%), followed by Western Cape (128/558, 22.9%) and KwaZulu-Natal (75/558, 13.4%). The lowest number of admissions was in Northern Cape (5/558, 0.9%).
  • The highest weekly incidence risk of COVID-19 admissions reported in week 25 of 2022 was in the ≥65-year age group (4.5 admissions per 100 000 persons), and the lowest weekly incidence risk was in the <20-year age group (0.4 admissions per 100 000 persons).

Sentinel HOSPITAL SURVEILLANCE WEEK  25 (2022)