In this note, we discuss the relationship between incidence, prevalence and the functioning of the healthcare system. We discuss the calculation of incidence, as well as factors affecting the ultimate result. We provide an overview of testing and incidence in South Africa and conclude with a discussion of the role of incidence in South Africa’s risk-based approach to re-opening the economy.
- Paula Armstrong
- Economic & Financial Consulting
- South Africa
- April, 2020