- Oct 23, 2006
Serious question. How is mask covering chin is going to stop anything? Seen many people wearing chin guards over weekend.
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Of the 10 700 COVID-19 admissions to date, 2 333 (21.8%) met the criteria for severe disease. The median age of patients who had severe disease was 54 (IQR 44 – 63) years; compared to 48 (IQR 35 – 61) years for those who did not have severe disease. Amongst admissions that reported in-hospital outcome (died and discharged), 782 (10.7%) patients were treated in ICU and 666 (9.1%) were treated in High Care; 389 (5.3%) were ventilated and 1073 (14.7%) received supplemental oxygen. The proportion of reported in-patients who were treated in ICU and ventilated in each epidemiological week has decreased in the past ten weeks (Figure 4).
Of the 7 324 COVID-19 patients who had recorded in-hospital outcome (died and discharged), 1 515 died, equating to a case fatality ratio (CFR) of 20.7%. On multivariable analysis, factors associated with in-hospital mortality were older age groups; male sex; admission in the public sector and in Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal provinces; and having comorbid hypertension, diabetes, chronic cardiac disease, chronic renal disease, malignancy, HIV and obesity (Table 3).
Confirmed C-19 cases in town have been increasing.... no one I know has been tested yet though.... Also the local shoprite where the poorer folk shop (and they do so en masse, there are always queues) has been repeatedly closed down for a emergency scrubbing. I do wonder how much of all this is just over reaction and how much is reliable.
majority of it is overreaction,Confirmed C-19 cases in town have been increasing.... no one I know has been tested yet though.... Also the local shoprite where the poorer folk shop (and they do so en masse, there are always queues) has been repeatedly closed down for a emergency scrubbing. I do wonder how much of all this is just over reaction and how much is reliable.
Thanks. A lot of useful data in the appendices, though mostly not surprising based on other studies.
If I look at the responses I am yet to receive from UIF, RSA retail bonds, it certainly looks like this has been an excellent official opportunity not to work.City of uMhlathuze Richards Bay Civic Centre offices are closed until further notice for disinfection following the identification of COVID-19 positive cases on some of the employees.
maybe, and maybe we all need to start wearing plague masks to prevent the virus from spreading.I am told that mask is mainly to protect others from you.