About 90% of the Covid-19 patients at their hospitals, also don’t need oxygen. He has described the cases as “incidental”. This means people were being treated for other conditions, when it was discovered that they have the virus. Despite the less severe fourth wave, Friedland has urged South Africans to be cautious and to take the virus seriously.
Netcare CEO Richard Friedland says most patients at the group’s Gauteng hospitals are showing milder symptoms compared to the previous waves.