The great Gauteng crunch: which hospitals can withstand Covid-19?
As Gauteng becomes the epicentre of the Covid-19 epidemic in SA, the province’s health-care system is facing a number of serious challenges
The storm has arrived."That’s how the Gauteng health department describes the situation in the province as cases of Covid-19 mount at an alarming rate.
Gauteng now has the most active coronavirus cases in the country, accounting for about 44% of SA’s cases recorded at the beginning of this month — and it’s bracing for many more. Newly detected infections in the province increased by 120% over the 11-day period from June 25 (28,746 cases), reaching 63,404 on July 5.