The number of covid-19 infections following an event for high school learners at a Claremont bar has risen to 73.
Initially, a total of 63 new cases including 37 matric pupils were recorded from the Southern suburbs and they have been traced to a party held at the Tin Roof nightclub in Claremont.
The Western Cape’s contact tracing teams identified the cases after several GPs noticed a pattern among residents of similar age.
According to radio 786, all but two are experiencing mild symptoms.
Western Cape Health Department spokesperson, Mark van der Heever confirmed that two people have been hospitalized, but one has since been discharged.
Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has called for the club to be investigated by the Western Cape Liquor Authority and the police after his office was alerted that the club was not following Covid-19 health and safety protocols.
Tin Roof has, however, expressed concern over some patrons allegedly party hopping before arriving at their bar.