Health facilities will not be able to cope, premier warns
Mabuyane revealed that by Monday, 41% of Covid-19 cases in the province were from Nelson Mandela Bay metro and Sarah Baartman. BCM, Chris Hani and Amathole districts had 41.5% of cases.
More than 16% of the Covid-19 cases recorded in the province by Sunday were from Alfred Nzo and OR Tambo districts.
Six of BCM’s public and private hospitals feature in the top 20 provincial hospitals in terms of the number of deaths reported since the outbreak of the pandemic.
According to Mabuyane, 50% of the deaths occurred in 13 public and private hospitals: Frere, Life St Dominic’s, Dora Nginza, Mthatha Regional, Netcare Greenacres, Livingstone, Life Beacon Bay, Cecilia Makiwane, Uitenhage, Life St Mary's, Life Queenstown, Mercantile and St George’s hospitals.
The alarming infection rate among health-care workers has left those still at work under severe pressure and struggling to cope.