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Western Cape Covid-19 hospital admissions drop below 1 000

SOUTH AFRICA - Cape Town - 7 April 2020 - Doctor Von Molendorff conducting a swab test on a patient as Covid-19 Community screening and testing at Scottsdene clinic in Kraaifontein. Picture:Brendan Magaar/African News Agency (ANA)

SOUTH AFRICA - Cape Town - 7 April 2020 - Doctor Von Molendorff conducting a swab test on a patient as Covid-19 Community screening and testing at Scottsdene clinic in Kraaifontein. Picture:Brendan Magaar/African News Agency (ANA)

Published Aug 29, 2020

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CAPE TOWN -

The Western Cape’s latest statistics show 5 017 active Covid-19 cases, 93 920 recoveries and 999 people hospitalised.

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While the numbers continue to show a decline, Premier Alan Winde said the drop in hospitalisations is the first since the start of June.

“At the same time, ICU numbers have also dropped below 200 and the province has recorded fewer than 20 deaths per day on a number of days over the past week,” said Winde.

“These are really positive signs that we have weathered the worst of the Covid-19 storm in the province,” he said.

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Meanwhile, the province is already gearing up towards their next challenge in combating gender-based violence (GBV).

Winde said they will take the same approach against GBV as they did in their fight against Covid-19.

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