Department of health

SA records 2 888 new coronavirus cases, 123 deaths

South Africa has recorded 2 888 new coronavirus cases bringing the total number to 757 144. In a statement, the Department of Health also reported 123 new COVID-19 related deaths. “Regrettably, 123 more COVID-19 related deaths have been reported: Eastern Cape 35, Free State 31, Gauteng 4, KwaZulu-Natal 3, Limpopo[…]

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SA’s COVID-19 cases breach the 700 000 mark

South Africa has surpassed the 700 000 mark in confirmed COVID-19 cases. The country recorded 2 019 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 700 203. The country also recorded 69 new COVID-19 related deaths, taking the total number of people who succumbed[…]

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350% increase in trauma patients during alcohol unbanning

The Western Cape Department of Health has welcomed the reinstatement of the ban on alcohol sales, given the recent rise in alcohol-related traumas being reported at hospitals across the province. It comes as President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the reimplementation of the ban in order to alleviate strain on the healthcare[…]

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SA does not have enough hospital beds: analyst

South Africa appears to be woefully underprepared for a serious escalation in Covid-19 cases, with roughly 3 000 out of about 7 000 critical care beds available between the public and private healthcare sectors, according to best estimates. On Thursday, News24 reported approximate projections used by the government indicated 80%[…]

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