WEEKLY HOSPITAL SURVEILLANCE (DATCOV) UPDATE
The report is based on data collected from 5 March 2020 up to 26 November 2022 (week 47 of 2022).
- There was a 45% decrease in the number of new admissions in week 47 2022 (230) compared to the number of admissions in week 46 2022 (420). Delays in reporting of admissions and deaths may affect the numbers reported in the most recent week.
- Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal had the highest number of admissions in the past week (77/230, 33.48%), followed by Western Cape (36/230, 15.65%). Northern Cape had the lowest number of admissions (2/230, 0.87%). A small increase in admissions in KwaZulu-Natal private sector has been noted.
- The highest weekly incidence risk of COVID-19 admissions reported in week 47 of 2022 was in the ≥65-year age group (1.8 admissions per 100 000 persons), and the lowest weekly incidence risk were in <20 and 20-34-year age groups (0.2 admissions per 100 000 persons). An increased incidence risk of COVID-19 admissions has been observed in children <5 years since week 40.