New data suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic is starting to tone down in the Western Cape.
Premier Alan Winde says this has been reflected in the province’s healthcare service platform capacity.
Winde said while the healthcare system platform has pressures it is coping with the demands on it.
The latest data from the healthcare system platform is as follows:
- The Hospital of Hope (862 beds), has admitted 1366 patients to date, and currently has 139 patients admitted. There have been 1150 discharges and 77 deaths at this field hospital to date.
- The Brackengate Intermediate Care Facility (338 beds) has admitted 82 patients, and currently has 17 patients admitted. There have been 65 discharges and no deaths to date.
- The Thusong Centre, Khayelitsha (60 beds) has admitted 234 patients, with 21 currently admitted. There have been 176 discharges and 31 deaths to date.
- The Sonstraal Hospital should start accepting patients by 10 August 2020.
- In the Metro, the public health platform for all patients (Covid-19 and non-Covid-19) is currently at 71%.
As of Wednesday 29 July, the province had recorded a total of 93 737 cases, with 76 835 recoveries.