The Western Cape province is still in the peak of a Covid-19 third wave, with hospitalisations and deaths plateauing.
The proportion of positive Covid-19 tests remains high, but stable, at an average of 41%.
An average of 3100 new diagnoses each day, with very small increases.
Hospital admissions average 335 a day, while there are 108 deaths on a daily basis, with an indication that it has stabilised.
“This means that we are still under pressure, and we all need to continue practicing the lifesaving behaviors that we have learnt during the pandemic to ensure that we keep the curve flat, protect our hospital system and save lives and jobs,” Premier Alan Winde said during his weekly digital press conference on Thursday.
The Premier said that the provincial health data is showing that residents over 50 are at highest risk.
During the third wave, those aged 50 years and older accounted for 68% of admissions and 87% of deaths respectively.
Winde said that these residents remain one of the most vulnerable groups to suffer severe illness and death, and will continue to be those who require the most support from the healthcare system.
“Our health data shows us why those over 50 must urgently get vaccinated – please walk-in as soon as possible.”