WATCH: Western Cape's unconventional COVID-19 hospital

It’s been a year since the first COVID-19 patient was diagnosed in South Africa. In the first 100 days of lockdown, the Western Cape was able to turn the Cape Town International Convention Centre, into a world-class Covid-19 field hospital, dubbed the Hospital of Hope. eNCA's Ayesha Ismail reports. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - It’s been a year since the first COVID-19 patient was diagnosed in South Africa.

In the first 100 days of lockdown, the Western Cape was able to turn the Cape Town International Convention Centre into a world-class COVID-19 field hospital, dubbed the Hospital of Hope. 

It was done within just six weeks, despite the province once being the epicentre of the coronavirus in the country.

READ: Western Cape has enough staff, hospitals as peak nears

More than 1,500 patients were treated at the hospital before the doors were closed in mid-September last year.

That’s when numbers dropped significantly and other field hospitals were able to admit COVID-19 patients

The CTICC is well-known for hosting huge conferences, banquets and of course the annual Cape Town International Jazz festival.

eNCA's Ayesha Ismail shares more details in the video above.

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eNCA

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