South African Covid-19 News and Discussions 3

nivek

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 25, 2005
Messages
10,109

Geoff.D

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 4, 2005
Messages
25,257

Gandalf the Gray

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2018
Messages
190

tetrasect

Expert Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2009
Messages
4,804
FGGcF_hXEAggiuq
 

tetrasect

Expert Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2009
Messages
4,804
And still only 368 people in ICU nationally. This is it folks.

Just for reference there were between 400 and 500 people in ICU the entire first half of November when Covid cases were averaging around 300 a day.

So we have about a 70 fold increase in daily cases yet less people in ICU.

Last time we had this many cases was around the 1st of July at which time 2211 people were in the ICU.

td.png
 
Last edited:

nivek

Honorary Master
Joined
Mar 25, 2005
Messages
10,109
Great, so we're quarantining people for runny noses these days

Dr Richard Friedland said that virtually all patients had presented with mild to moderate flu-like symptoms, including a blocked or runny nose, headache and a scratchy or sore throat.​


 

tetrasect

Expert Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2009
Messages
4,804
Great, so we're quarantining people for runny noses these days

Dr Richard Friedland said that virtually all patients had presented with mild to moderate flu-like symptoms, including a blocked or runny nose, headache and a scratchy or sore throat.​



Yip, and still not a single death linked to Omicron globally and you can bet your ass they are looking as hard as they possibly can.

Even if there was one death, with 113000 active cases in SA right now (which is a joke number), the case fatality rate would be 0.0008% which is just slightly above the chance of getting struck by lightning. :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
 

Priapus

Executive Member
Joined
Jun 8, 2008
Messages
8,601
Great, so we're quarantining people for runny noses these days

Dr Richard Friedland said that virtually all patients had presented with mild to moderate flu-like symptoms, including a blocked or runny nose, headache and a scratchy or sore throat.​



Yes, because new variant is scary.... or something like that.
 

R13...

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 4, 2008
Messages
42,216
Too early to say of course, but encouraging to see Gauteng levelling at least despite the large increase in tests from last week.
People on Gauteng seem to have also been rushing out to vaccinate in numbers since this wave kicked off. Perhaps they're taking precautions as well.

And I see the WC, MP and KZN are entering the race.
 

w@nted

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 11, 2015
Messages
405
Yip, and still not a single death linked to Omicron globally and you can bet your ass they are looking as hard as they possibly can.

Even if there was one death, with 113000 active cases in SA right now (which is a joke number), the case fatality rate would be 0.0008% which is just slightly above the chance of getting struck by lightning. :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
Yes, so better run for those booster shots.
 

Nerfherder

Honorary Master
Joined
Apr 21, 2008
Messages
27,621
Yip, and still not a single death linked to Omicron globally and you can bet your ass they are looking as hard as they possibly can.

Even if there was one death, with 113000 active cases in SA right now (which is a joke number), the case fatality rate would be 0.0008% which is just slightly above the chance of getting struck by lightning. :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
So the average time in ICU was 18 days (for the first wave at least) its still some time before the first person who could die of Omicron will die.

It does look optimistic though.
 

tetrasect

Expert Member
Joined
Aug 22, 2009
Messages
4,804
So the average time in ICU was 18 days (for the first wave at least) its still some time before the first person who could die of Omicron will die.

It does look optimistic though.

Preliminary reports suggest average hospital stay to be 2.8 days compared to 8.5 days for Delta.

Dunno how that would translate to time in ICU but by simple scaling it would work out to be about 6 days for Omicron.
 

Lupus

Honorary Master
Joined
Apr 25, 2006
Messages
42,595
Great, so we're quarantining people for runny noses these days

Dr Richard Friedland said that virtually all patients had presented with mild to moderate flu-like symptoms, including a blocked or runny nose, headache and a scratchy or sore throat.​


We've been doing that for almost 2 years already.
 

Lupus

Honorary Master
Joined
Apr 25, 2006
Messages
42,595
Yip, and still not a single death linked to Omicron globally and you can bet your ass they are looking as hard as they possibly can.

Even if there was one death, with 113000 active cases in SA right now (which is a joke number), the case fatality rate would be 0.0008% which is just slightly above the chance of getting struck by lightning. :ROFL: :ROFL: :ROFL:
I think falling out of bed kills more people.
 

Lupus

Honorary Master
Joined
Apr 25, 2006
Messages
42,595
So the average time in ICU was 18 days (for the first wave at least) its still some time before the first person who could die of Omicron will die.

It does look optimistic though.
One more day... 23 November was 17 days ago
 

Geoff.D

Honorary Master
Joined
Aug 4, 2005
Messages
25,257
SOD extended to 15 January 2022.

The next step is a family meeting this weekend.

A SA company has received approval for a SA developed home use antigen test for Covid. Projected sale price about R55.00

Go to town all you paranoid okes, enjoy! Do a test three times a day, just to be safe!

I see the Cape "experts" are sticking their necks out again with all sorts of predictions and other BS, again!

What is wrong with them?
 
Last edited:
Top