Trauma cases on the rise. FILE
Trauma cases on the rise. FILE

Trauma numbers on the increase with 38 gunshot wounds over a weekend and 351 stabbings

By Genevieve Serra Time of article published Oct 23, 2021

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JUST weeks after lockdown restrictions were adjusted to level one, the Western Cape Health Department is already seeing an increase in the number of trauma cases.

The department confirmed that in just over a weekend, their staff had seen 1 258 trauma cases. A total of 38 of these were gunshot wounds, 351 were the result of stabbings, 281 were blunt assault cases and 139 due to motor vehicle accidents.