Sumary of No indication yet that elections led to increase in COVID cases – NICD:
- CAPE TOWN – There’s no indication at this stage whether the local government elections impacted the COVID-19 pandemic’s trajectory.
- Based on certain assumptions and pandemic drivers, the South African COVID-19 Modelling Consortium on Wednesday presented scenarios of possible trends that the coronavirus pandemic could follow in the weeks to come.
- Experts have presented a set of potential fourth wave scenarios, based on different assumptions and drivers, and its impact on COVID-19 hospital admissions.
- In one scenario, UCT’s Modelling and Simulation Hub Africa director, Dr Sheetal Silal, said that if behaviour had changed early this month in the absence of a new variant, their model projects an increase in hospital admissions in the coming months in all provinces apart from the Northern Cape.