Screen Shot 2020-06-19 at 14.41.51Clinicians should be wary of false negative COVID-19 PCR swab tests and rather rely on typical infection symptoms, backed by radiological scans. This warning came from Groote Schuur Hospital’s medical team leader, Professor Graeme Meintjes, whose team is at the vanguard of the country’s C-19 hospitalisations, caring for 180 patients as of the middle of last week, a number expected to double over the next fortnight in our worst-affected province. The Western Cape carries double the country’s entire infection and recorded mortality burden, the comparisons arguably skewed by its more efficient provincial testing and tracing, and proficient C-19 cause-of-death methodology……more