COVID-19 in SA: Death toll could be higher than reported
Researchers have released data on so-called 'excess deaths'.
That figure could be close to 7,000, since the beginning of May.READ:COVID-19 in SA: Alcohol's impact on the public health systemOfficials are not saying government tried to hide anything but instead, it's a matter of data collection."Estimating this is very challenging but we are not sure if we are right," said Debbie Bradshaw, Burden of Disease Unit Director at the SA Medical Research Council.
"But we do take it as a signal that the official statistics are undertaking the real impact of COVID, it is not unusual, it has happened in other countries."READ:The total number of confirmed cases in the country to 238,339.The Department of Health congratulated South African laboratory services for completing over two-million tests.
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