Discovery claims information reveals ’emergent’ Covid-19 hotspots in South Africa


South Africa’s largest personal medical assist, Discovery Medical Scheme is sending notices to purchasers on the emergent hotspots for Covid-19 infections, utilizing real-time claims information.

“Given the massive, nationwide footprint of our membership base and so as to help you with extra data to remain secure throughout Covid-19, we’re speaking on the emergent hotspots for Covid-19 infections utilizing real-time claims information,” it mentioned.

“We analyse our information throughout the nation, at a district degree, to make sure that we will give you common updates on how the pandemic is progressing in your space.”

Discovery mentioned {that a} consumer’s membership claims data, in addition to their residential handle on its system, are used to tell when they’ll obtain these hotspot notifications.

The monetary providers firm defines a ‘hotspot’ because the having the next:

  • A minimum of two new infections per day on common for prior seven days;
  • A minimum of 50 cumulative instances;
  • Both 5% Compound Development Fee (CGR) over the prior 7 days (doubling time of two weeks or much less)/Or a minimum of 30 new instances per 100,000 Discovery lives over the prior 7 days (excessive assault fee)
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The group highlighted the next areas of concern beneath.

It needs to be famous that this isn’t a complete record and is predicated on Discovery’s personal consumer information. You’ll find the federal government’s coronavirus information right here.

Jap Cape

  • East London
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Queenstown
  • Uitenhage
  • Umtata
  • Zwelitsha

Free State


  • Alberton
  • Benoni
  • Boksburg
  • Brakpan
  • Bronkhorstspruit
  • Germiston
  • Heidelberg
  • Johannesburg
  • Kempton Park
  • Krugersdorp
  • Oberholzer
  • Pretoria
  • Randburg
  • Randfontein
  • Roodepoort
  • Soshanguve
  • Soweto
  • Springs
  • Vanderbijlpark
  • Vereeniging
  • Westonaria
  • Wonderboom
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  • Chatsworth
  • Durban
  • Inanda
  • Decrease Umfolozi
  • New Hanover
  • Pinetown


North West

  • Brits
  • Ga-Rankuwa
  • Potchefstroom
  • Rustenburg

Western Cape

  • Mitchells Plain
  • Vredenburg

You’ll find the total record of suburbs right here.

Getting a mattress

Discovery Well being chief government officer Ryan Noach mentioned final week that the group will guarantee a mattress for all members, even when it means relocating individuals.

Noach instructed Enterprise Day that the group will “make it their enterprise to ensure all Discovery members get a mattress in the event that they want one”.

The Discovery Well being chief government mentioned that they’ll transfer non-Covid-19 sufferers to unlock ICU beds for Covid-19 sufferers.

Noach instructed MyBroadband: “In areas the place the capability of hospital beds – significantly ICU beds – comes underneath pressure, we’ll do every part in our energy to make sure that members who require a mattress will get one, together with if obligatory transporting members to obtainable beds, the place secure and applicable.

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“This is able to in fact be within the context of the sensible limits and obtainable sources of the nation’s healthcare infrastructure, which is past our management.”

Learn: 373,628 confirmed coronavirus instances in South Africa as deaths climb to five,173


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