Gauteng province records a decline in Covid-19 hospitalisations

Gauteng province records a decline in Covid-19 hospitalisations

- According to the Gauteng provincial health spokesperson, the province has had a decline in daily new hospital admissions

- Out of the admitted patients, 448 were in intensive care and high care and 1 420 were in general wards

- 56% of the deaths that were recorded happened within a week of hospital admission

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Gauteng is still the province with the highest Covid-19 infections. Johannesburg is the worst affected city with 90 864 cases and 1 777 deaths. A total of 1 868 people are currently hospitalised with the virus in public and private hospitals across the Gauteng province.

The Gauteng health department expressed that there had been a decrease in hospital admissions in the province in a statement. The command council of the province has said that out of the admitted patients, 448 were in intensive care and high care and 1 420 were in general wards.

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Provincial health spokesperson Kwara Kekana said that there has been a large decline in the daily new hospital admissions. This is good news as the province is the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.

Gauteng province records a decline in Covid-19 hospitalisations

The Gauteng province records a decline in Covid-19 hospitalisations. (Photo by Dino Lloyd/Gallo Images via Getty Images)
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"The highest number of hospital admissions was recorded in the middle of July. The highest recorded daily new admissions was over 320 with the total number of admitted patients being 7,193 and 1,863 patients on oxygen on July 22,” he said.

The council said that 56% of the deaths that were recorded happened within a week of admission. 2 589 of the deaths that occurred patients had diabetes and/or hypertension.

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The 42-year-old medic appeared at the Wuhan's Taikang Tongji Hospital on Monday, October 26, after resting at home for over five months, Daily Mail reported. A video released by Hubei Today showed the medic looking like his old self, in good spirits and not wearing a face mask.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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