The Western Cape province has now reached the peak of its third wave of Covid-19 infections.
During his weekly digicon briefing, Western Cape premier, Alan Winde said:
“We are beginning to see the flattening of the curve at our peak as new case infections start to plateau again.”
“This happened after an initial plateau two weeks ago, and then a subsequent increase the week thereafter.
“This is largely explained by a disruption in testing caused by the taxi violence in the Cape Metro during that time.”
Winde added that the proportion of Covid-19 positive tests remains high at an average of 41.5%.
Hospital admissions are at 339 new admissions per day, while deaths have increased with around 108 deaths recorded daily.
Provincial authorities are monitoring the number of trauma admissions to hospitals to ensure that there is enough hospital capacity.
The premier also called on residents to be responsible as the Women’s Day long weekend approaches.
“Please do not drink and drive, and do not drink excessively. Please travel safely, and ensure that you do not speed. If you are travelling over a longer distance, make sure you plan your trip, and make lots of stops. Please also remember to avoid crowded places, and to ensure any meeting is short, small and outside with good ventilation,” Winde said.