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Mediclinic News : DEATHS DUE TO COMORBIDITIES

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DEATHS DUE TO COMORBIDITIES

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2020-10-02

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THE STAR - PAGE 2 Data produced by a group of health experts, including Health Minister Zweli Mkhize and SA Medical Research Council president Glenda Gray, has revealed that 96% of individuals killed in SA by Covid-19 had comorbidities. The 11 experts analysed data from 99 days since South Africa’s first death. This was the period between March 28 to July 3. A total of 3 088 individuals had died of coronavirus in the country at that time. The experts analysed clinical information on 2 457 fatalities provided by provinces. They said their empirical study, published by the SA Medical Journal, “provides important epidemiological information … (that) can be used by the government to identify high-risk individuals”.
Created at 2020/10/07 09:22 AM by Mediclinic
Last modified at 2020/10/07 09:22 AM by Mediclinic