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Western Cape: Next few weeks critical for province as it heads for Covid-19 peak

The Western Cape health authorities are calling on people to take extra precautions...
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Western Cape: Next few weeks critical for the province as it heads for Covid-19 peak

The Western Cape is bracing for its Covid-19 infection peak ahead of other provinces in the country.

The Western Cape is expected to hit its peak at the end of June or early July.

So far the province has recorded a total of 56 345 confirmed cases and 1619 deaths.

The Western Cape health authorities are calling on people to take extra precautions as the province braces for a coronavirus death rate of 60 people per day.

Yesterday the provincial government announced that a Covid-19 morgue comprising 12 refrigeration containers that can accommodate 770 bodies is being set up at Tygerberg Hospital.

The facility is expected to be ready in the first week of July.

Premier Alan Winde said the province has been making preparations for peak to keep flattening the curve.

“It’s about the health response, but also the citizen response. It’s about making sure we continue with our response as citizens to keep flattening the curve in whichever way we go about it,” he said.

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