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Western Cape 'nearing peak' says Winde

Published Jun 23, 2020

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CAPE TOWN -

While South Africa has reached a new milestone of 100 000 infections with a total of 101 590 cases, Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says the province is nearing its peak.

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The Western Cape has recorded a total of

52 554, which makes

up over 50% of the country's total infections.

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“Some epidemiological models, including the National Covid-19 Epi Model (NCEM) which is relied on by the national government for forecasting, have estimated that the province will experience its peak soon,” said Winde.

“While we cannot pinpoint the exact date at which we will reach this peak, we are experiencing increased pressure in our hospitals.

“At the same time, the economy is opening up further, with personal care services re-opening this weekend and other sectors expected to open soon.

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“Now is the time to be extra vigilant to slow the spread,” he said.

According to the department's dashboard monitor, the Tygerberg, Khayelitsha and Klipfontein sub-districts are the top three hotspots which make up a combined total of over 18 000 cases.

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