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Bruising financial losses and near capacity: Covid-19 second wave hits SA’s private hospitals

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South Africa's biggest private hospital groups are in for a busy festive season as Covid-19 cases rise, putting their facilities under pressure and putting elective surgeries on the backburner.

This week, the country passed the 10 000 mark for new cases, which continue to climb, with more than 883 687 South Africans testing positive for the virus this year.

The hospital groups were hit hard by the country's first wave of the pandemic, which peaked in August, resulting in billions in lost revenue. 

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