COVID-19 in SA | More children being hospitalised




JOHANNESBURG - Children under five are being admitted with COVID19 symptoms to hospital, according to the Head of Intensive Care at Chris Hani Baragwanath, Rudo Mathivha.

She says the shift in demographics is very worrying.

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"The number of ill patients presenting to hospitals has increased exponentially," she said.

"We are seeing definitely a change in the demographic profile of patients. We are seeing toddlers under five presenting with symptoms and they are sick enough to require admission and to require supplemental oxygen."

South Africa 4,373 new COVID-19 infections.

Over 3,000 of the new cases were reported in Gauteng.


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