COVID-19: Tygerberg Hospital workers test positive

The Western Cape currently has the highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in the country.

The Western Cape currently has the highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in the country.

AFP/Roni Lehti

CAPE TOWN - About 150 health care workers have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town.

Authorities say those affected came from various parts of the hospital.

Earlier this week, a worker at the Trauma and Emergency Department became the second health care worker at the hospital to die after contracting COVID-19.

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The Groote Schuur Hospital in the province has seven wards with over 120 COVID-19 patients.

While the Mitchells Plain Hospital is said to have reached its capacity.

The Western Cape currently has the highest number of coronavirus infections and deaths in the country.

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