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COVID-19 complications in a small-town hospital in South Africa

G Coci, B L Rayner


South Africa has experienced three deadly waves of the COVID-19 pandemic with devastating consequences, but little is known about the experiences in small-town hospitals in the country. Between May 2020 and June 2021, author GC treated ~100 confirmed COVID-19 cases. This retrospective case series report describes 10 of these cases, 7 with unusual complications and 3 with sudden death.

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G Coci, Consultant physician, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

B L Rayner, Senior Research Scholar, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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COVID-19; Complications; South Africa

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South African Medical Journal 2021;111(11):1046-1049.

Article History

Date submitted: 2021-10-08
Date published: 2021-10-08

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