The government is monitoring the increase in daily Covid-19 cases in the Western Cape.
The Western Cape has now overtaken Gauteng in daily new infections after recording 4 667 new daily infections on Wednesday and 3968 daily infections on Thursday.
While giving an update on the pandemic on Friday 30 July, Acting Health Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi said government is concerned about the rise of numbers in the Western Cape.
Tighter restrictions on the way for the Western Cape?
Mmamoloko Kubayi said government would continue keeping an eye on the situation in the province.
“We’ll be keenly watching the situation so that if the numbers continue to rise, we can then ask the NCCC (the National Coronavirus Command Council) and cabinet to introduce the necessary measures. It is important to remember that in anticipation of this, we had Dr Cloete from the Western Cape with us here, who shared the state of readiness.”
#COVID19 UPDATE: A total of 55 923 tests were conducted in the last 24 hrs, with 13 751 new cases, which represents a 24.6% positivity rate. A further 523 #COVID19 related deaths have been reported, bringing total fatalities to 71 431 to date. Read more: https://t.co/wNbSHRG6fj pic.twitter.com/sXLtBwp6g4
— NICD (@nicd_sa) July 29, 2021
In the past week, the Western Cape reported the highest weekly incidence risk (229.2 cases per 100 000 persons), followed by the Gauteng (154.3 cases per 100 000 persons), the North West (135.4 cases per 100 000 persons), and the Northern Cape (133.9 cases per 100 000 persons) pic.twitter.com/I2yLHP78P5
— NICD (@nicd_sa) July 30, 2021