Coronavirus: 27 patients on ventilators as SA edges towards the end of ‘hard’ lockdown

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As South Africa edges towards the end of the so-called hard lockdown, and with an expected spike in Covid-19 cases around the corner, just 27 Covid-19 patients are on ventilator support in hospital, seemingly in line with government’s projections.

Earlier projections by the Department of Health suggested the country would need 7 000 ventilators by the time peak infection is supposed to hit the country, in September.

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