By Jonk wa Mashamba
By Tuesday, Gauteng had recorded 6,292 new cases in 24 hours with 5,252 people hospitalised in both public and private health facilities due to Covid-19.
Gauteng Premier, David Makhura said on Monday that 40% of the beds allocated for Covid-19 patients were in use. But if he included patients under investigation [people displaying symptoms but whose Covid-19 status is yet to be determined], then 72% of those beds were occupied.
“In two weeks’ time those beds will be full. Our first defence is to clear the beds. We do it with a rapid Test, which will take 15 minutes. Our second defence is to use every available space in hospitals for Covid-19 beds,” he said.