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Covid-19: Western Cape continues to see sharp increase in daily new infections

1,950 Covid patients are currently hospitalised in the province.
Western Cape province sees spike in Covid-19 cases

The Western Cape continues to see a sharp increase in the number of new daily infections and hospitalisations.

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On Sunday the Western Cape head of health Dr Keith Cloete said there is a continued uptick in the province’s Covid-19 cases, with a 51% week-on-week rise in new cases being tracked.

Currently the province has over 21,000 active cases, with one thousand nine hundred and fifty Covid patients in hospital.

“We still are in a very much accelerated third wave. The cases are increasing week on week, and our admissions are increasing day by day. We are seeing about 150 new admissions per day and between 25 and 30 new deaths each day.

“We know that this rapid increase in cases is driven by the Delta variant and that is the case across the country. In the Western Cape, we are now resetting and adjusting our plans to be able to cope with the peak of a third wave that could be very similar to the peak of the second wav,” Cloete said.

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