The outbreak of Covid-19 at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban, South Africa, offers lessons for all. Photo: Google MapsThe outbreak of Covid-19 at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban, South Africa, offers lessons for all. Photo: Google Maps
The outbreak of Covid-19 at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban, South Africa, offers lessons for all. Photo: Google Maps

Anatomy of a Covid-19 outbreak: how the coronavirus tore through a South African hospital

  • More than a dozen patients and staff at a small Durban medical centre died within weeks as the coronavirus was transmitted from ward to ward
  • A report into outbreak offers lessons for the health system as a whole, the study’s authors say
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The outbreak of Covid-19 at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban, South Africa, offers lessons for all. Photo: Google MapsThe outbreak of Covid-19 at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban, South Africa, offers lessons for all. Photo: Google Maps
The outbreak of Covid-19 at Netcare St Augustine’s Hospital in Durban, South Africa, offers lessons for all. Photo: Google Maps
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