Thursday, October 28, 2021

The department of health in the Western Cape Reports 9.5% Increase of Trauma cases

The department of health in the Western Cape has reported an increase of 9.5% of trauma cases over the past weekend.

This comes after government had lifted level restrictions that comes with having later curfews, which may have allowed alcohol sales to spike than before and may have contributed to the rise of trauma cases in the province.

The department of health also reported that over the weekend there were 1,400 trauma cases in some of the hospitals in the Western Cape.  While in the previous week trauma cases were sitting at 1,300.

Chief of operations at the Western Cape Department of Health Saadiq Kariem said that of the 1,377 trauma related cases 46 of those came from gunshots while 390 were from stabbings and 303 blunt sword cases and 150 coming from road accidents.

Done by Lucille Dyosi 

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