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 Wave 1: (14721 deaths/59617625 SA population)*100,000 = 24.7 deaths per 100,000 people Wave 2: (28682 deaths/59617625 SA population)*100,000 = 48.1 deaths per 100,000 people
 Coronavirus deaths by country in Africa 2021 | Statista / South Africa | UNAIDS https://www.statista.com/statistics/1170530/coronavirus-deaths-in-africa/
 See table 1; weeks with very high admissions; 27,949 deaths among 104,058 patients with outcomes (case fatality risk 26.9%). Weeks with low admissions; 8,985 deaths among 50,840 patients with outcomes (case fatality risk 17.7%).
The surveillance was funded by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the South African Government. The study did not receive any additional funding.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
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