Haven't searched stats, but I'm gonna guess its a good 30-40% of annual reportsIs that more or less than normal I wonder... We aren't allowed booze and smokes cos they cause gender based violence apparently.
The chances of being killed by a TAXI driver is most probably higher here in SA than the chances of actually getting and die from the coronavirus.
But be fair, The Health Minister did say there were more deaths but that the stats will only change after the data verification process has been completed and facts have been confirmed. Sounds pretty reasonable way to do things.Apparently we are up to eight deaths now, but the additional three will be added to the count tomorrow?
One is Gita Ramjee, and the other two:
A grieving Durban man confirmed that his 81- year-old mother died from Covid-19-related complications in hospital on Thursday afternoon.www.heraldlive.co.za
I also now know of two people that I was good friends with that were on the MSC Orchestra. Eish.
I thought it was 3500 ICU beds in private, and about 2500 in public. Est about 6000 ventilators in the country. about 5% of infected will need ventilation so at 10,000 cases about 500 ventilators. About 15% will need oxygen, so about 1,500 acute care beds per 10,000 cases.Some figures:
Current lowest prediction is 55000 cases in SA by end of April and we will need an additional 2500 ICU beds with that number of cases. SA currently has 3200 ICU beds (2200 Private, 1000 Public), most of which are occupied.
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Those charts are from a Discovery internal presentation today. They differentiate between ICU and critical care beds. Think you are maybe referring to this article which includes the critical care beds.I thought it was 3500 ICU beds in private, and about 2500 in public. Est about 6000 ventilators in the country. about 5% of infected will need ventilation so at 10,000 cases about 500 ventilators. About 15% will need oxygen, so about 1,500 acute care beds per 10,000 cases.
Lockdown I rate is either going to work and be extended for month's, or we give up and follow Spain.
Alex van den Heever, a professor of social security and management studies at the Wits School of Governance, said one of the health system's vulnerabilities was its number of critical care beds.
He added, based on figures from around 2013, there were 4 957 critical care beds in the private sector and 2 238 in the public healthcare sector. Occupancy in state hospitals is around 80%, with about 50% of critical care beds available for use in private hospitals.
Based on these figures, less than 3 000 critical care beds are theoretically available for use.
Van den Heever said about half of that - 1 500 - were intensive care beds which were necessary if a patient needed to be on a ventilator fulltime.