Risk of Covid-19 resurgence in SA

Henrietta Strickland
October 22, 2020

For India and Brazil, those numbers stand at 55 cases and 248 cases per 10,000 people, respectively.

Besides an ethnicity column on death certificates, the other measures set out by the minister include a new "Community Champions" scheme, worth up to 25 million pounds, to provide funding to enhance existing communication strategies in the most-at-risk places and communities.

Separate figures published by the UK's statistics agencies show there have now been 59,000 deaths registered in the United Kingdom where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.

Public Health Ontario is reporting 72 new cases of COVID-19 in Ottawa on Thursday, the ninth straight day with less than 100 new cases in the capital.

There are now 270 people being treated for COVID-19 in Ontario hospitals. This is up from 3,905 a week ago, while 559 were in ventilation beds, up from 441.

Figures collected between March and June show 872 of 1,827 adults who were admitted to the hospital between March and June provided their ethnicity.

An enhancement of the national Shielded Patients List to account for the increase in understanding of the risk factors related to the virus and the drivers of disparities.

Renfrew County and District Health Unit also reported two new cases.

Two new cases reported in the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington Public Health region.

The team then tested this model against an independent dataset of 2,472 people who reported a positive coronavirus antibody test result with a range of symptoms and found that it gave similar predictions of risk.

Ms Sturgeon said 50,903 people have now tested positive in Scotland, up from 49,164 on Monday.

Minister for Equalities Kemi Badenoch made an oral statement in the House of Commons as she presented the first quarterly report to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock on progress to understand and tackle COVID- 19 disparities on ethnicity grounds.

"I wish to bring to the attention of all South Africans that our epidemiological reports are showing that in the country, over the last seven days there has been an increase of 9.1% in new cases".

Iran, the Middle Eastern country hardest hit by the coronavirus, extended restrictions and closures in the capital Teheran into a third week last Saturday as its death toll rose above 30,000.

"Failure to act quickly will lead to thousands of unnecessary deaths during this second wave - this is about public health as much as it's about racial justice", he said.

Asked for his view on current Government measures and what the trajectory looked like in terms of the number of cases, deaths and pressure on the NHS, he replied "quite gloomy".

They are also more likely to live in overcrowded households, large households, and in households with poor housing conditions, the report said.

"And... even if we stopped things now, cases and hospitalisations would continue to go up".

It would be irresponsible of us to ignore small flames that we see redeveloping in some parts of the country.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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