The Undertakers United Front Western Cape has urged its members to be prepared amid an increase in Covid-19 deaths in the province.
The organisation has approximately 300 small, medium and micro enterprises as part of its membership.
Coordinator for the Undertakers United Front Western Cape (UUFWC), Pastor Kenny McDillon told News24 that parlors have reported being “busier than normal” and the UUFWC had advised its members to “keep ready, in preparation” of the peak of the third wave in the province.
“We were caught with our ‘pants down’ in the second wave. Factories closed for December and undertakers didn’t have enough stock to deal with increase,” McDillon said.
As at 1pm on 5 July 2021, the Western Cape had 24 783 active COVID-19 infections.
The Western Cape’s dashboard recorded 78 additional deaths since it last updated on Friday, 2 July, bringing the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in the province to 12 549.
The current 7-day moving average is 35 deaths per day.