Western Cape COVID-19 cases rising

eNCA anchor Shahan Ramkissoon speaks to Dr Keith Cloete, Head of the Western Cape Health Department. Courtesy #DStv403

CAPE TOWN - Like many other provinces, the Western Cape has been seeing a rapid increase in COVID-19 numbers.

In the last seven days, there’s been an average of about 3,000 cases per day.

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Head of the Western Cape Health Department, Dr Keith Cloete, says they’re expecting about 4,000 infections per day in the coming week as the Omicron variant continues to sweep through the province.

“What we are doing is encouraging people to get vaccinated and wear their masks," he said.

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"Although we have a high number of cases, the hospital admissions are relatively low compared to the previous comparison.

"We are ready for the increase in hospital admissions. But we're encouraging everyone to break the transmission through the behaviours in public spaces."


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