COVID-19 in SA: Gauteng hospitals under strain

Netcare CEO Richard Friedland says hospitals in Gauteng are currently under tremendous strain. This as infections continue to rise amid the third wave in the province. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - Netcare CEO Richard Friedland says hospitals in Gauteng are currently under tremendous strain.

This as COVID-19 infections continue to rise as the third wave bites the province.

Friedland says vaccine supply constraints are not making the situation any better.

READ: COVID-19 | Gauteng accounts for half SA's daily cases

The country currently has 61,246 active cases.

Gauteng accounts for most of these cases.

READ: COVID-19 | Tshwane, Jhb, Ekurhuleni among Gauteng hotspots

"Here in Gauteng in terms of active cases, we're now approximately 50 percent of where we were in the second wave," Friedland said.

"What we're seeing with the third wave is it might last a bit longer than expected.

"We're seeing a significant rise in hospital admissions. Our hospitals are under pressure."

Source
eNCA

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