Wits Journal of Clinical Medicine:Volume 2 Number 2


Wits University Press

Little was known of SARS-CoV-2 a few months ago. However, since then this highly-contagious virus has spread worldwide and has created enormous turmoil all around the world. It has caused major devastation to health, economies, education and has percolated through almost all aspects of daily living. Health systems have been stretched or overwhelmed in many parts of the world. As of writing, there are over 8.2 million infections worldwide and over 400,000 have died. In South Africa, currently there are 83,000 infections with a mortality over 1700. Currently the health systems in South Africa seem to be holding up. However, as the protracted lockdown ends there is a widespread belief that there is going to be a significant spike in new infections and concerns whether our health systems will cope.

July 31, 2020
Year of publication
Resource types
Journal and research articles
COVID-19, community health workers

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